Globalizing Persons in a Polish Factory I
I. Work in the Soviet Bloc
Notions such as propaganda and terror dont explain everyday lives
Can look at Soviet bloc countries as sharing a distinctive socialist culture.
Transition and Transformation
Socialism ends in 1989 (Eastern Europe), 1991 (USSR)
These countries more fully enter the global capitalist economy.
A process of rapidand often disorienting and devastatingsocial
[E]xecutives who aspire to be menadzerowie are pursuing essentially the same
strategy that Frugo marketers did; they seek to segment the market by associating
capitalist or post-Fordist values with their products. . . The difference, of course, is the
B. Settlement Patterns
Puzzles of Recent Settlement Patterns
Why come to the U.S. during a period of deindustrialization?
Why settle in large U.S. cities, many of which were also affected by
Idea that U.S. is lan
Doctrines of flexibilityand demands that both workers and firms become selfregulating selvesmark the advent of a fundamentally new form of power in
postsocialist Eastern Europe (Dunn 7).
How we think about governing others and oursel
Why Study Management Paradigms?
Management, like all disciplines, is culturally, historically specific.
Management developed in West: What happens as it travels around the
Management theories very influential: Shapes structureof workplaces as
Labor and Immigration
I. Immigration and Globalization
Immigration as Part of Globalization
Movement of people an intrinsic element of globalization.
Stimulated by Other Aspects of Globalization
Global flow of capital
Global communications, media, interne
Globalizing Persons in a Polish Factory II
Concepts of what people should be/are like in a particular society.
Shaped by culture.
May guide action, how people think about themselves, how they present
themselves to others.
GlobalizationWhat is it?
Growing interconnectedness of countries
Economic, political, cultural aspects
Driven mainly by capitalism, desire to expand markets, make profit, pay
lower wages, etc.
Not a New Process-But When Did it Start?
135,000 years ago?
Arguments for Globalization
Resources allocated more effectively.
Benefits developing countries
Improves standards of living
Wards off conflict
Fosters cultural interchange