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Blowing in the wind

Author: De Bettignies, Henri-Claude ; Butler, CharlotteINSEAD Area: Asian Business and Comparative ManagementPublisher: Fontainebleau : INSEAD, 1994. ; INSEAD Euro-Asia Centre (EAC) 1994.Language: EnglishDescription: 2 p.Type of document: INSEAD CaseNote: See also: Blowing in the wind - background noteAbstract: A collection of eight mini cases that explore the cross-cultural tensions arising from the use of expatriate managers of many nationalities to direct local workers during the building of a pulp mill in Sumatra. Among the issues covered are safety, team building, communication problems, conflict resolution, ethical dilemmas and the need to adapt management stylesPedagogical Objectives: To illustrate the problems in managing multi-cultural teams in the Asia-Pacific environment. More specifically, the series takes issues encountered both by the expatriate and by corporations involving project management in a developing country, e.g. the problems of tensions between cultures, expatriate-local conflicts, bribery and corruption, multi-cultural team building, leadership style. Each case is short and can be used separately or combined with others.
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See also: Blowing in the wind - background note

To illustrate the problems in managing multi-cultural teams in the Asia-Pacific environment. More specifically, the series takes issues encountered both by the expatriate and by corporations involving project management in a developing country, e.g. the problems of tensions between cultures, expatriate-local conflicts, bribery and corruption, multi-cultural team building, leadership style. Each case is short and can be used separately or combined with others.

A collection of eight mini cases that explore the cross-cultural tensions arising from the use of expatriate managers of many nationalities to direct local workers during the building of a pulp mill in Sumatra. Among the issues covered are safety, team building, communication problems, conflict resolution, ethical dilemmas and the need to adapt management styles

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