ERIC Number: ED361691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
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Humanistic Insights into Managing Diversity: The Humanities/Management Partnership.
Yahr, Michael A.
Global managers of the l990s and beyond must have definitive impacts on their work environments. Among the skills they need to possess are the abilities to adapt to new and fast-changing situations and to interact with people who view the business world from varied perspectives. A humanities/management partnership offers a viable and effective approach to producing such managers. The process of management is a culture-specific phenomenon. Culture largely determines how labor is treated, employed, and motivated; how corporations are structured; and how decisions are formulated. Because the countries bordering the Pacific Ocean will play a central role in international trade and relations in the coming decade and beyond, texts, ideas, themes and issues from China and Japan can be utilized by management faculty to foster cross cultural appreciation in an increasingly interdependent world. Internationalization of the curriculum is a process that suggests collaborative teaching efforts. Strategic management may be used to both conceptualize and bring about a humanities/management partnership using specific measurable outcomes and objectives to facilitate the integration of new cultural materials. (Contains 15 references.) (NH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Japan