The future international manager: a vision of the roles and duties of management
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AbstractThe professional standing of business management is questionable today. In comparing business management with the more traditional professions of law and medicine, we can find the former wanting. This book presents the desired professional profile of international managers working in the challenging context of the twenty-first-century ecological, economic, and social reality. The future international manager is defined as a reflexive practitioner, who is committed to environmental sustainability, exercises social responsibility, works with sensitivity toward gender and diversity issues, harmonizes information communication technologies with processes and organizational culture, applies holistic perspective in problem solving, cooperates with social and political actors, and is engaged in progressive entrepreneurship. Unless future international managers demonstrate that they serve the common good in their daily practice, the legitimacy and moral standing of the business profession remain questionable. We hope that "The Future International Manager" contributes to changing the business profession for the better.