This is the winner of the Management and Leadership Textbook category at the CMI Management Book of the Year Awards 2013/14. International Management explores management opportunities in encounters across the world between national, organisational, political, professional and social cultures. It is soundly based theoretically and supported with real-life international examples from contemporary events and situations. From a historical perspective and a uniquely cross-disciplinary approach, Elizabeth Christopher identifies the major leadership styles that continue to characterise people across regions, nations, communities and organisations, within groups and as individuals. She provides a practical and comprehensive textbook for successful negotiation in a world rich not only in cultural diversity but also in convergence. It is an indispensable guide for students and practitioners to key issues of cross-cultural management. "Dr Christopher has combined a sensitive and insightful reporting of historical foundations with thoughtful analysis of current trends across the globe to deliver an invaluable set of resources of immediate and long-term benefit. The breadth of its coverage of global relations and the business and management implications of the changing international tapestry is awesome. This book is both a highly readable account of our modern world and a carefully crafted, even-handed text whose readers will be richer for making careful use of its superb resources." -- Dr Elyssebeth Leigh, Senior Research Fellow, University of Wollongong.