Differences Between Domestic and Overseas Management.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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United States corporations have increased investments in foreign countries from almost 12 billion in 1950 to over 64 billion in 1968. Differences in the environment account for the two major problems which confront the overseas executive. The first is the inconsistence between local values, habits, and behavior patterns that are essential to the efficient operation of modern industry. The second major problem is the almost universal tendency toward deteriorating relations between overseas managers from highly industrialized societies and the people of less developed areas with whom they are in contact. The differences between domestic and overseas management are seen in an examination of sociocultural, political, economic, legal, and communication considerations. The overseas manager who applies the same expectations to subordinates in the less developed countries is likely to be both disappointed and disappointing. Only by accepting and adjusting to the differences in environment is it possible to achieve effective management abroad. Modified author abstract
- Administration and Management