Essays on International Management and Language Management in Multinational Company Literature review

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The paper "International Management and Language Management in Multinational Company" is an outstanding example of a management literature review. Effective communication is an important part of any organization, an important medium for it is the language spoken in the organization. In other words the corporate language. When multinational companies introduce themselves in a new market they need to concentrate on language management. In order to provide the employees and management with a strong and effective communication process, they need to pay attention to language management so that both the employees and managers can enjoy an effective communication process. It may highlight, communication something quite important for international management as it is attained by employees of both the host country as well as the countries from which the company has come and can flourish by their efforts, for instance, by means of high-involvement measures, like the international transferring of staff, multinational teams, corporate training, emigrant staffing, as well language training and hiring both bi- and multilingual employees.

This all is only possible if the international management gives importance to the issues regarding language management. In order to gain success in international management, Multinational Corporations have to comprehend the socio-political, cultural, monetary, and regulatory background of the country in which they want to introduce themselves.

If it is the international management of foreign country operations, it needs to understand that without resolving the issues regarding language it cannot prosper. International management plays an important role here as it has a key responsibility to ensure that all the employees may efficiently perform well even in anew environment, if employees don’ t comprehend the language of the instructions then it may be difficult for them.

So to avoid all such issues international management had to be efficient enough to remove all language barriers. The following literature review highlights the important issues which arise for multinational companies when they have to manage the language issue in order to improve the entire communication process. It shows how perfect international management needs to take full responsibility for such issues to ensure success. For this purpose, various studies have been utilized.


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Barner-Rasmussen, W. and Björkman, I. (2005); ‘Surmounting interunit barriers’, International Studies of Management and Organization, 35 (1): 28 – 46

Brannen, M. Y (2004); When Mickey Loses Face: Recontextualization, Semantic Fit, and the Semiotics of Foreignness, Academy of Management Review, 29, 4, pp. 593-616.

Buckley, P.J., Carter, M.J., Clegg, J. & Tan, H. (2005); Language and social knowledge in foreign-knowledge transfer to China. International Studies of Management and Organisation, 35(1), pp. 28-46.

Carobolante, L. (2005);International English: A new global tool. Mobility, 64-80.

Carter, L. (2005); Best practices in leading the global workforce: How the best global companies ensure success throughout their workforce. Burlington, MA: Linkage.

Duranti (2004); A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell.

Henderson, J. K (2005)., Language Diversity in International Management Teams, International Studies of Management and Organization, 35, 1, pp. 66-82.

Janssens, M., Lambert, J. and Steyaert, C. (2004) ; ‘Developing language strategies for international companies: the contribution of translation studies’, Journal of World Business, 39 (4): 414 – 430.

Storti, C. (2007); Speaking of India: Bridging the communication gap when working with Indians. Boston: Intercultural Press.

Tietze, S. Cohen, L. & Musson G. (2003); Understanding Organisations Through Language, London: Sage.

Welch, D., Welch, L. and Piekkari, R. (2005); ‘Speaking in tongues. The importance of language in international management processes’, International Studies of Management and Organization, 35 (1): 10 – 27.

Zander, L (2005)., Communication and Country Clusters: A Study of Language and Leadership Preferences, International Studies of Management and Organization, 35, 1, pp. 83-108.

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