This book investigates the business and bottom-line effects of intercultural and interdisciplinary collaboration in international services organisations. Caused by the organisation-specific separation of companies into divisions up to the client front the collaboration often proves to be difficult, cultural differences emerge. This occurs even more when services companies have to work together on an international level caused by outsourcing and offshoring. The book investigates the influences of intercultural collaboration and reflects the intercultural aspects of collaborating across countries, especially by out-sourcing and offshoring services from Western hemispheres to India, Poland, Romania or Chile.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. XVIII, 234 pp., 6 coloured ill., num. tables and graphs
Contents: Multi-national corporations: corporate strategy, sales management science and intercultural business communications
– Working across different company divisions: tension fields – Influences of cultural differences to the corporate structure
– Influences of company goals – Bridging cultural gaps – Measuring interculturality.