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Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 10, 1999

Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Meeting

Gerhard Apfelthaler, Matthias Karmasin
Pages 535-544

The Nature of International Work
A Research Proposal for a Replication of Mlntzberg in the Age of Globalization

It’s been 25 years since Mintzberg published his classic study on the nature of managerial work. Since then, the globalization of business and workforce diversity have dramatically changed the conditions under which todays' managers operate. Although almost every textbook, monograph, article or research work calls out for more international minded and cross-culturally efficient managers, we still don’t know exactly what international managers really do. This paper calls for a replication of Mintzberg’s classic work in order to find out.

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