Academic journal article SAM Advanced Management Journal

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Academic journal article SAM Advanced Management Journal

From the Editor-in-Chief

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This issue contains five articles that address a variety of topics: managing teams with diverse compositions, global governance, leadership, means of transportation, and a cross-cultural analysis of management skills in five countries.

In the first article, Hall recognizes that managing teams with diverse compositions has positive and negative aspects. He proposes seven ways by which managers can minimize or neutralize the negative effects and provides a chart that summarizes the suggestions for reducing strong faultlines. The seven suggestions are: recognize faultlines triggers; develop superordinate team identity; understand the importance of beliefs, culture, and norms; employ appropriate structures; recognize the effects of team autonomy; use compatible levels of intra-team communication; and use appropriate leadership styles.

In the second article, Adobor and McMullen recognize that as businesses function on a more global scale, problems may arise when no specific country has jurisdiction. They describe two approaches currently used by industries to self-regulate: the Kimberley Process and the Equator Principles. The article should be valuable to global organizations in their dealings with challenges pertaining to "...codes of conduct, ethical values, accountability mechanisms, administrative structures, decision-making, and governance."

Eisner, in the third article, reports on the results of interviews with female and male executives regarding differences in leadership styles (transactional versus transformational). …

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