The need for global managers: a business necessity

Mary Beth Stanek (Manager General Motors, DBA Student International Business Administration, University of Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, USA)

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Publication date: 1 May 2000


Multinational corporations need to recognize the importance of international management development. Formal human resource programs, tied to business objectives, need to be established. Ignoring the importance of global management development leads to missed market opportunities. Understanding and support at the executive level is a necessity. Human resource information systems need to include international data elements to help in the identification of candidates. Training budgets have to shift course work from a domestic focus to multicultural and international marketplace issues. The home and host managers must agree to the objectives for the employee prior to the assignment start. Repatriation assignments must align with the experience.



Beth Stanek, M. (2000), "The need for global managers: a business necessity", Management Decision, Vol. 38 No. 4, pp. 232-242.




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