Conflict and Management in the Asia Pacific: Perspectives in International Business

Kwok LEUNG (Editor), Dean William TJOSVOLD

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Abstract

This book aims to give both a conceptual understanding of conflict management and practical guidelines to managing conflict in the Asia Pacific. It describes the various assumptions, expectations and values of Asia Pacific workers and how they deal with their conflicts. The book's central theme is on doing business internationally and managing conflict with different peoples and countries in the region. It describes how each country handles conflict in the workplace and how other countries can work with them effectively and constructively at various levels of management. The authors define the attitudes, assumptions and self-perceptions which shape a country's approach to conflict. These self-perceptions can have a major impact on conflict management especially when dealing with people from other countries. The contributors of all chapters draw upon a wide range of disciplines to document the conflict beliefs of people in their country. In addition to cross-cultural and other behavioral studies, they use literature and history to identify how people in their country think about themselves and their neighbors. They also refer to case studies where expectations get in the way, how expectations help conflict management, and how people overcome interfering expectations to forge successful business alliances.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
ISBN (Print)9780471248583
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1999

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