Impact of Globalization on Organizational Culture, Behaviour and Gender Role

Mirjana Radovic-Markovic

Published 2012

The "new" in new economy means a more stable and longer growth, with more jobs, lower inflation and interest rates, explosion of free markets worldwide, the unparalleled access to knowledge through the Internet and new type of organization which affects organizational change.

Organizational change is the adoption of an organizational environment for the sake of survival. Namely, the old principles no longer work in the age of Globalization. Businesses have reached the old model's limits with respect to complexity and speed. At the same time, the challenge which new economy brings to small businesses managers is the use of new business approach and the strong will for organizational changes and adaptation to global market demands. There are several types of organizational changes that can occur- strategic changes, organizational cultural changes; involve organizational structural change, a redesign of work tasks and technological changes. In line with these changes, there is strong expectation of employee to permanent improve their knowledge and become an integral part of successful business formula in order to respond to the challenges brought by the global economy. It means a request for learning organization which is characterized as an organization creating, gaining and transferring the knowledge, and thus constantly modifying the organizational behavior.

Reader will refine their theoretical understanding of globalization by studying its concrete manifestations in three domains: organizational culture, behavior, and gender.

Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. PART I: ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE. 1. Globalization and Entrepreneurial rganizational Culture. 2. The Role of Manager in the Organizational Culture Change in Era of Globalization. PART II: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR. 3. Organizational Behavior, Globalization and Gender. PART III: GLOBALIZATION AND GENDER ROLE. 4. Globalization, Gender and Informal Economy: Developing and Transitional Countries. 5. Gender Equality and Informal Sector in Serbia. PART IV: EDUCATION FOR GLOBAL TASKS. 6. Education of Entrepreneurs and Leaders for Global Tasks: Combination of Science and Experience and Consideration of Specific Needs. References. Conclusion. Short Author Bios.