First published in Great Britain and the United States in 2003 by Kogan Page Limited
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ISBN 0 7494 3582 8
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Jacob, Nina, 1956- Intercultural management / Nina Jacob. p. cm. - (MBA masterclass series) Includes bibliographical references and index.
HD31 .J234 2003
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This book is dedicated with deep gratitude to Joy and Molly Jacob, in whose comfortable home the bulk of this book was written. But then, they have always given me whatever they have.
Special thanks are owed to Dr Emil Kern, founder, owner and CEO of the KS Group, Basle-Zurich-St Gallen, Switzerland, for having arranged access to the companies profiled in this book in the form of opening case studies. The author collected the material for these case studies during the period that she was Visiting Professor with the KS Group. She is extremely grateful to Dr Kern for being instrumental in getting access to global corporations.