An American supermarket and a Mexican food bank, an Argentine newspaper and a solidarity network, and a Chilean pharmacy chain and an elder care home are just a few examples of how businesses are partnering with community organizations in powerful ways throughout Latin America. The authors analyze why and how such social partnering occurs and provide a compelling framework for identifying key levers that maximize value creation for participants and society.
This book attempts to characterize a new organizational form that is now visible in many companies as a substitute of previous forms related to mechanized or mechanistic standards. The book is based on the approach of organizational structure and on Henry Mintzberg’s work on organizational configurations. As a matter of fact, it attempts to supplement and update Mintzberg's organizational taxonomy, taking into account changes in the structure and work organization of business firms. The book is written for all people whose work is related to organizations and who are interested in the subjects it deals with.
Os estudos reunidos nesta coletânea procuram, através de uma abordagem interdisciplinar, situar esta temática e discutir criticamente diferentes situações organizacionais. A primeira parte - 'Conceitualizando cultura e poder' reúne textos sobre o desvendar a cultura de uma organização, a cultura organizacional e a instrumentalização do poder e estratégias de socialização organizacional. A segunda parte - 'Pesquisando a cultura e o poder nas organizações' reúne textos sobre as estratégias de composição do poder organizacional, a identidade do poder nas relações de trabalho, o simbólico nas relações de trabalho e o processo de formação de culturas de grupos. A terceira parte - 'Gerenciando a cultura das organizações' procura responder à questão se é a cultura organizacional administrável e discutir a mudança das relações de poder na gestão de recursos humanos.
Transculturalism and Business in the BRIC States, edited by Yvette Sánchez and Claudia Franziska Brühwiler, is the first handbook on the BRIC States that offers a transcultural perspective, which goes beyond the typical ’how to’ manuals or economic projections and provides an understanding of transculturalism as it is studied and practiced in the respective countries themselves. This unique reference book also offers insights into the relations between the corresponding states and the challenges facing those trying to foster more intense business exchanges. The reader learns to interpret cross-cultural issues from the perspectives of the BRIC states themselves and gains insight into th...
"Wide-ranging study of the rural workers' movement under military rule describes a struggle of incipient popular organizations versus a repressive State apparatus and its propertied allies. Rare book-length study in English of contemporary agrarian politics in Brazil includes a fascinating concluding interview with Chico Mendes"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Based on research presented at The Harvard Business School’s first-ever conference on business approaches to poverty alleviation, Business Solutions for the Global Poor brings together perspectives from leading academics and corporate, non-profit and public sector managers. The contributors draw on practical and dynamic how-to insights from leading BOP ventures from more than twenty countries world-wide. This important volume reflects poverty’s multi-faceted nature and a broad range of actors—multinational and local businesses, entrepreneurs, civil society organizations and governments—that play a role in its alleviation.