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International management and international relations : a critical perspective from Latin America /
edited by Ana Guedes and Alex Faria.
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New York : Routledge, 2010.
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xiii, 257 p.
ISBN
0415801699, 9780415801690
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imprint
New York : Routledge, 2010.
isbn
0415801699
9780415801690
catalogue key
7133447
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Over the last few decades, the field of management enlarged its boundaries, especially in international terms, in a very rapid fashion'”mainly because of the arrival of the so-called era of globalization. Many renowned scholars have criticized the universal approach given to 'management' in the United States and its subsequent automatic conversion into 'international management,' but their arguments too can fall into the trap of universalism at times. International Management and International Relations has a more specific concern: to challenge the conversion of 'management' into 'international management' from a Latin American perspective. This challenge might be taken as a first step toward the construction of a Latin American perspective in International Management (IM) and a potential contribution to the development of this field in other parts of the world.Drawing upon critical perspectives, a major objective of this book is to show that interdisciplinary developments between the fields of International Management and International Relations (IR) are very important for the construction of a Latin America perspective in the field of IM. Why is IR is so important? A main reason is that IR has a historical focus on states and governments. A second reason is that IR recognizes, from a governance standpoint, the increasing power of transnational corporations (TNCs) and their interactions and relations with states and governments in developing countries.The traditional IM field overlooks not only governance issues 'managed' by TNCs but also the interests, voices and 'international management' practices of other key agents in Latin America, such as governments, international organizations, transnational institutions, and public administration. International Management and International Relati ons is the first single volume to observe the constitution of sub-areas such as international management of international organizations, transnational institutions, public-private networks, and public companies, or international public administration and international public management with regard to their implications for Latin America.
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Over the last few decades, the field of management enlarged its boundaries, especially in international terms, in a very rapid fashion'”mainly because of the arrival of the so-called era of globalization. Many renowned scholars have criticized the universal approach given to 'management' in the United States and its subsequent automatic conversion into 'international management,' but their arguments too can fall into the trap of universalism at times. This book has a more specific concern: to challenge the conversion of 'management' into 'international management' from a Latin American perspective. This challenge might be taken as a first step toward the construction of a Latin American perspective in International Management and a potential contribution to the development of this field in other parts of the world.Drawing upon such critical standpoint, several authors in the book converge upon the idea that researchers, practitioners and authorities in Latin America should challenge the US dominance in International Management and foster interdisciplinary developments within International Relations. The critical perspective provided in this book challenges the US's narrow viewpoint on management as it clearly does not fit the governance features of 'international management' in Latin America. So far, we have not observed the constitution of sub-areas such as international management of international organizations, international management of transnational institutions, international management of public-private networks, international management of public companies, and international public administration or international public management, all of which would be extremely important in Latin America.
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Drawing upon critical perspectives, this title shows that interdisciplinary developments between the previously distinct fields of International Management and International Relations are important for the construction of a Latin America perspective in the field of International Management.
Main Description
Over the last few decades, the field of management enlarged its boundaries, especially in international terms, in a very rapid fashion ”mainly because of the arrival of the so-called era of globalization. Many renowned scholars have criticized the universal approach given to management " in the United States and its subsequent automatic conversion into international management, " but their arguments too can fall into the trap of universalism at times. This book has a more specific concern: to challenge the conversion of management " into international management " from a Latin American perspective. This challenge might be taken as a first step toward the construction of a Latin American perspective in International Management and a potential contribution to the development of this field in other parts of the world. Drawing upon such critical standpoint, several authors in the book converge upon the idea that researchers, practitioners and authorities in Latin America should challenge the US dominance in International Management and foster interdisciplinary developments within International Relations. The critical perspective provided in this book challenges the US "s narrow viewpoint on management as it clearly does not fit the governance features of international management " in Latin America. So far, we have not observed the constitution of sub-areas such as international management of international organizations, international management of transnational institutions, international management of public-private networks, international management of public companies, and international public administration or international public management, all of which would be extremely important in Latin America.
Main Description
Over the last few decades, the field of management enlarged its boundaries, especially in international terms, in a very rapid fashion-mainly because of the arrival of the so-called era of globalization. Many renowned scholars have criticized the universal approach given to 'management' in the United States and its subsequent automatic conversion into 'international management,' but their arguments too can fall into the trap of universalism at times. This book has a more specific concern: to challenge the conversion of 'management' into 'international management' from a Latin American perspective. This challenge might be taken as a first step toward the construction of a Latin American perspective in International Management and a potential contribution to the development of this field in other parts of the world. Drawing upon such critical standpoint, several authors in the book converge upon the idea that researchers, practitioners and authorities in Latin America should challenge the US dominance in International Management and foster interdisciplinary developments within International Relations. The critical perspective provided in this book challenges the US's narrow viewpoint on management as it clearly does not fit the governance features of 'international management' in Latin America. So far, we have not observed the constitution of sub-areas such as international management of international organizations, international management of transnational institutions, international management of public-private networks, international management of public companies, and international public administration or international public management, all of which would be extremely important in Latin America.
Main Description
This series presents innovative work grounded in new realities, addressing issues crucial to an understanding of the contemporary world. This is the world of organised societies, where boundaries between and formal and informal, public and private local and global organizations have been displaced or have vanished along with other nineteenth century dichotomies and oppositions. Management, apart from becoming a specialized profession for a growing number of people, is an everyday activity for most members of modern societies.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figuresp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introduction: What Is International Management?p. 1
Geography and History into International Management and International Relations
Neoliberal Globe/centrism and International Management Blindness: The Indispensable Decolonial Turnp. 29
Regional Governance in Latin America: Institutions and Normative Discourses in the Post-Cold War Periodp. 61
International Political Economy, Management and Governance in Latin Americap. 77
Cross-Cultural Issues: Into, Across and From Latin America
Managing Latin America: Historical Semantics and the Logic of Otheringp. 109
From Latin America to the World: Notes on the (Possible) Latin American Management Stylesp. 136
International Management and Governance in Latin America
Managerialism as Knowing and Making in Latin America: International Development Management and World Bank Interventionsp. 161
'Dirty Management': The Legacy of Chile and Argentinap. 185
Green Deserts in the South of Latin America: The Role of International Agencies and National Statesp. 201
Conclusions
Bringing the 'International' into International Management: New Challengesp. 231
Contributorsp. 243
Indexp. 247
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