Prof. Mark Peterson


Dr. Mark F. Peterson is Professor of International Management at Florida Atlantic University and holds the Hofstede Chair in Cultural Diversity at Maastricht University. His principal interests are in questions of how culture and international relations affect the way organizations should be managed. He has held Fulbright Chairs in Japan (Osaka University, 1986) and Canada (MacMaster University, 2008). He has held the Gen. John R. Galvin Chair at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (2003). He has published over 120 articles and chapters as well as several books. The articles have appeared in major management and international management journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, Human Relations, and Organization Science. He has also contributed international management themes to the basic social science literature through chapters in the Annual Review of Psychology, the Communication Yearbook, the Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and a Consulting Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies. He has recently joined David Thomas in completing a third edition of Cross Cultural Management: Essential Concepts (Sage Press, 2015), is co-editing with Mikael Soendergaard a focused issue of the Management International Review about boundaries around cultural groups and is editing a four-volume book set about Culture throughout the social sciences for Sage Press. Specific topics in his writings include methods in cross cultural research, the role different parties play in decision making in organizations throughout the world, the effects that culture has on the role stresses that managers experience, the way immigrant entrepreneur communities operate, and the way that intercultural relationships in multicultural teams and across hierarchical levels should function.

Resumo da palestra: Analyses of social phenomena that refer to “culture” and closely related concepts have both an extensive history and continued currency throughout the social sciences. Major review articles covering different aspects of the culture literature are regularly published in the annual review series of books for anthropology, sociology and psychology and in the major journals of these fields. Research continues to use the societal concept of culture to understand work organizations as well as government and international affairs. The presentation will provide examples of implications that these social science literatures about societal culture have for progress in each of the institutional, learning, OB, symbolism and identity perspectives on organization studies that Semead considers.