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Author Linder, Ch. (Christian), author

Title Applying production concepts over borders : good intentions and the limits of foreign culture understanding / Christian Linder, Stefan Scheuerle & Sven Seidenstricker
Published [London] : SAGE, 2016
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Series SAGE knowledge. Cases
SAGE knowledge. Cases
Summary Successful production concepts are a challenge for every production company. Such concepts are typically seen as free of individual or normative implications. According to common opinion, they follow a strict formal logic in analogy to mathematical algorithms. Optimizing production processes is, at the end of the day, the quest for the perfect non-judgemental formula. The following case shows that this opinion is not applicable. Organizational production structures, even if they follow a strict formal logic, have always to be applied in a certain context. This context is not value free but brings its own understandings, visions, interpretations, and so on. To explain this, the case shows the effort made to transfer a working production concept of a German company to a subsidiary in India
Notes Originally Published in: Linder, C., Scheuerle, S., & Seidenstricker, S. (2012). Applying production concepts over borders: Good intentions and the limits of foreign culture understanding. South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases, 1(1), 1-15. DOI: 10.1177/227797791200100102
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on April 22, 2016)
Subject International business enterprises -- Management -- Cross-cultural studies.
Intercultural communication -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Scheuerle, Stefan, author
Seidenstricker, Sven, author
ISBN 9789351503132 (ebook)