Cross-cultural Mgt&Leadership in Globalized World (CMLG)

Reading list

Compulsory Literature:

Brannen, M.Y., & Thomas, D. (2010). Bicultural individuals in organizations: Implications and opportunity. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 10(1): 5-16. (Read only pp. 5-11)

Chen, M.-J., & Miller, M. (2010). West meets East: Towards an ambicultural approach to management. Academy of Management Perspectives, 24(4): 17-24. (Read only pp. 18-23)

Eriksen, T. H. (2007). Globalization: The key concepts. Oxford: Berg. (Read only “Introduction”, pp. 1-14).

Fang, T. (2001). Culture as a driving force for interfirm adaptation: A Chinese case. Industrial Marketing Management, 30(1): 51-63. (Read only texts pp. 55-61)

Fang, T. (2003). A critique of Hofstede’s fifth national culture dimension. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 3(3): 347-368. 

Fang, T. (2005-2006). From “onion” to “ocean”: Paradox and change in national cultures. International Studies of Management & Organization, 35(4): 71-90. (Read only texts pp. 72-87)

Fang, T. (2006). Negotiation: The Chinese style. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, 20(1): 50-60. 

Fang, T. (2012). Yin Yang: A new perspective on culture. Management and Organization Review, 8(1): 25-50.

Fang, T., & Chimenson, D. (2017), The internationalization of Chinese firm and negative media coverage: The case of Geely’s acquisition of Volvo Cars. Thunderbird International Business Review, 59(4): 483-502. (Read only texts pp. 485-492; 494-498)

Fang, T., Fridh, C., & Schulbberg, S. (2004). Why did the Telia-Telenor merger fail? International Business Review, 13(5): 573-594. (Read only texts pp. 577-592)

Fang, T., Tung, R.L., Berg, L., Nematshahi, N. (2017). Parachuting internationalization: A study of four Scandinavian firms entering China. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 24(4): 554-589.

Faure, G. O., & Fang, T. (2008). Changing Chinese values; Keeping up with paradoxes. International Business Review, 17(2): 194-207. (Read only texts pp. 196-205)

Govindarajan, V., & Ramamurti, R. (2011). Reverse innovation, emerging markets, and global strategy. Global Strategy Journal, 1(3-4): 191–205. 

Hofstede, G. (1994). The business of international business is culture. International Business Review, 3(1): 1–14.

Kobrin, S. J. (2017). Bricks and mortar in a borderless world: Globalization, the backlash, and the multinational enterprise. Global Strategy Journal, 7(2): 159-171.

Lewis, M.W. (2000). Exploring paradox: Toward a more comprehensive guide. Academy of Management Review, 25(4): 760-776.  (Read only texts pp. 760-769)

Levitt, T. (1983). The globalization of markets. Harvard Business Review, 61(3): 92–102. 

Luo, Y., & Rui, H. (2009). An ambidexterity perspective toward multinational enterprises from emerging economies. Academy of Management Perspective, 23(4): 49-70. (Read only texts pp. 50-66)

Luo, Y. D., Sun, J., & Wang, S. L. (2011). Emerging economy copycats: Capability, environment, and strategy. Academy of Management Perspectives, 25(2): 37-56.  (Read only texts pp. 38-53)

McSweeney, B. (2015). Hall, Hofstede, Huntington, Trompenaars, GLOBE: Common foundations, common flaws in Y. Sáchez & C. F. Brühwiller (Eds.) Transculturalism and business in the BRIC states, Gower, 13-58. (Read only the main paper text until “Appendix”)

Meyer, K. E. (2017). International business in an era of anti-globalization. Multinational Business Review, 25(2): 78-90.

Robertson, R. (2012). Globalisation or glocalisation?  Journal of International Communication, 18(2): 191-208. 

Romani, L. 2015. Culture and cross-cultural management. In A.-W. Harzing & A. H. Pinnington (Eds.), International Human Resource Management: 11–44. Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

Stahl, G. K., & Tung, R. L. (2015). Towards a more balanced treatment of culture in international business studies:  The need for positive cross-cultural scholarship.  Journal of International Business Studies, 46(4): 391-414.

Tung, R. L., & Verbeke, A. (2010). Beyond Hofstede and GLOBE: Improving the quality of cross-cultural research. Journal of International Business Studies, 41(8): 1259–1274.

Van de Vliert, E, Einarsen, S., Euwema, M.C., & Janssen, O. (2009). Ecological limits to globalization of managerial situations. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 9(2): 185-198.

Recommended Reading:


Chevrier, S. (2009). Is national culture still relevant to management in a global context? The case of Switzerland. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 9(2): 169-184.

Dorfmana, P., Javidanb, M., Hangesc, P., Dastmalchiand, A., & House, P. (2012). GLOBE: A twenty-year journey into the intriguing world of culture and leadership. Journal of World Business, 47(4): 504–518. 

Fang, T. (2010). Asian management research needs more self-confidence: Reflection on Hofstede (2007) and beyond. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 27(1): 155–170. 

Fang, T. (2012). Book Review: All Business is Local Why Place Matters More than Ever in a Global, Virtual World (by John A. Quelch and Katherine E. Jocz), International Business Review, 21: 307-309.

Fang, T., Gunterberg, C., & Larsson, E. (2010). Sourcing in an increasingly expensive China: Four Swedish cases. Journal of Business Ethics, 97(1): 119-138. 

Gesteland, R. (2002 or later editions). Cross-cultural business behaviour. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press (You may choose whatever texts in this book or other sources or even Internet sources for inspiration for preparing your mini-play).

Hofstede, G. (2007). Asian management in the 21st century. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 24(4): 411-420.

Hong, Y., Morris, M.W., Chiu, C., & Benet-Martinez, V. (2000). Multicultural minds: A dynamic constructivist approach to culture and cognition. American Psychologist, 55(7): 709-720. 

Huntington, S. P. 1993. The clash of civilizations. Foreign Affairs, 72(3): 22-49.

Li, P. P. (2016). Global implications of the indigenous epistemological system from the east. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 23(1): 42-77.

Luo, Y., & Zheng. Q. (2016), Competing in complex cross-cultural world. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 23(2): 386-392.

Ma, J. (2015). APEC CEO SUMMIT 2015-11-18: Insights from Alibaba's Jack Ma

Ma, Jack (2015). Jack Ma’s speech at Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

Ma, Jack (2009), Jack Ma’s speech at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

McSweeney, B. 2009. Incoherent culture. European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, 1(1): 22-27. 

Obama, B. (2015). APEC CEO SUMMIT 2015-11-18: US President Barack Obama hosts panel with Alibaba's Jack Ma and PH scientist Aisa Mijeno:

Osland, J.S., & Bird, A. (2000). Beyond sophisticated stereotyping: Cultural sensemaking in context.” Academy of Management Executive, 14 (1): 65–79.

Paul, J., & Mas, E. (2016). The emergence of China and India in the global market. Journal of East-West Business, 22(1): 28-50.

Peng, M. W., & Shin, H. D. (2008). How do future business leaders view globalization? Thunderbird International Business Review, 50(3): 175-182.

Porter, M. E., & Heppelmann, J. E. (2014). How smart, connected products are transforming competition. Havard Business Review, November: 66-88.

Smith, W. K., & Tushman, M. L. (2005). Managing strategic contradictions: A top management model for managing innovation streams. Organization Science, 16(5): 522–536.

Witt, M. A. (2019). De-globalization: Theories, predictions, and opportunities for international Business research. Journal of International Business Studies (forthcoming).

Please Note !

There will be no new admissions to this course.

Course title:
Cross-cultural Mgt&Leadership in Globalized World
Semester: Autumn term 2019
Study period: 4
Rate of studies: 100%
Level: Graduate level (second cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English


Course coordinator:
Toivo Lepp
Head of course:
Tony Fang