Institute for Global Management

Mission Statement

The Institute for Global Management (IGM) offers training and customized seminars and conducts applied research on topics central to the management of enterprises with global agendas. These activities are intended to provide managers with perspective on the forces driving globalization, so they may anticipate how these forces are changing the industry environment and develop the strategic vision and individual and organizational competencies needed for success at all levels of the organization. IGM priorities include leadership development in transnational organizations; designing and managing information systems, global supply chains and sourcing networks for global organizations; building and managing alliance networks; the effective transfer and protection of technology; and assessing corporate responsibility for multicountry operations.

IGM is administered by UMUC’s The Graduate School. For more information, contact Clarence J. Mann, executive director at or Patricia Spencer, associate director at or by calling 240-684-2400.


Borderless Business Cover

Borderless Business—Managing the Far-Flung Enterprise

A major issue for today’s business leader is to learn how to thrive in the global market place. In Borderless Business, the authors tackle every major dimension of globalization—from marketing to human resource management to supply chains to accounting and finance—and demonstrate how these issues play out in a global context. Borderless Business will serve as a practical handbook for executives and managers and as an indispensable text for students of international business.

Sponsored by the Institute for Global Management (IGM), University of Maryland University College, and DaimlerChrysler, A.G.

Other Publications

Other publications include The Development of Management Theory & Practice in the United States, which is published by Pearson Education.

Adoption of Publications by UMUC Degree Programs


The royalties for Borderless Business—Managing the Far-Flung Enterprise will be used to sustain the work of the Institute of Global Management.

The authors of The Development of Management Theory & Practice in the United States have assigned their royalties to provide scholarship funds for UMUC graduate students.