Über den Autor
Kathrin Köster studied Economics, Chinese and Japanese studies at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg / Germany, where she obtained her doctorate with distinction. Her dissertation focused on organizational development, namely privatizations in Japan.
In the 90s she held various international positions at the Japanese multinational Sony Corporation. In the early 2000s she was involved in the development of the Swedish-Japanese Joint Venture SonyEricsson.
Kathrin Köster has more than a decade of consulting, coaching, and training experience in the following areas:
International Project Management:
- Global IT projects
- Technology transfer from European multinationals to subsidiaries in Asia
- Cross-border Research & Development Projects
- Global Supply Chain Projects
- International M&A Projects
- Expatriate preparation and repatriation, area focus on East and South East Asian countries, US and Western Europe
- General training to increase intercultural sensitivity
- Coaching of expatriates having adaptation difficulties
Strategies for Asia:
- Opportunities and threats of the East and South-East Asian markets (mainly FDIs, Sourcing and Recruitment strategies)
- Optimisation of organisational structure and processes in between U.S, European and Asian operations
- Establishing a strategic management process in a multinational corporation
- Team building of multicultural teams
In winter 2003, Kathrin changed sectors, from private business to academia. She became professor of international management, organizational studies and leadership at Heilbronn University in Southern Germany. She also is an Honorary Visiting Professor of International Management at the School of Management at the University of Bradford in the UK.
Introduction to International Project Management
The Context of International Projects in Terms of Organizational Strategy and Culture
Defining the International Project
Managing Risk and Uncertainty in an International Project
Planning the International Project in Terms of Time, Cost and Quality
Organizing the International Project
Implementing and Controlling International Projects
Leading International Projects
Communicating in International Projects
Co-Operating in International Projects
Learning In and Learning from International Projects
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With project management becoming an increasingly global endeavour, a comprehensive and international student text that reflects this reality is essential.
International Project Management does just that, systematically linking the key elements of cross-cultural management and the particularities of an international context, with the tools and techniques of project management.
Key features include:
- A wide variety of examples and illustrations, including an in-depth, end-of-chapter case study with case questions;
- Student exercises and review questions;
- Detailed further reading
- The full support of a Companion Website, featuring a Teacher's Manual
Visit the Companion Website at www.sagepub.co.uk/koster