The Cultural Dimension of Global Business

Author: Gary P. Ferraro,Elizabeth K. Briody

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315410990

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

View: 2394

Now in its eighth edition, The Cultural Dimension of Global Business continues to provide an essential foundation for understanding the impact of culture on global business and global business on culture. The highly experienced authors demonstrate how the theory and insights of cultural anthropology can positively influence the conduct of global business, examining a range of issues that individuals and organizations face as they work globally and across cultures. The cross-cultural scenarios presented in each chapter allow students of business, management, and anthropology alike to explore cultural difference while gaining valuable practice in thinking through a variety of complex and thorny cultural issues. The fully updated eighth edition offers: • an expanded focus on organizational activities, with two new chapters that provide greater insight into organizational culture and change, and customer engagement; • fresh case study material with a range of examples drawn from around the world; • further resources via a companion website, including a fully updated Instructor’s Manual and new interactive quiz questions for students.
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The Cultural Dimension of International Business

Author: Gary P. Ferraro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780205747337

Category: Intercultural communication

Page: 230

View: 1420

"Demonstrates how the theory and insights of cultural anthropology can positively influence the conduct of global business. " "The Cultural Dimension of Global Business" provides a foundation for understanding the impact of culture on global business and global business on culture. Learning GoalsUpon completing this book readers will be able to: Understand the interaction between global business and culture Discuss comparative values and cultural differences Know the importance of understanding nonverbal communication patterns prevalent in the international business arena Examine three functional processes critical to success in conducting global business: negotiating, partnering, and managing Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchlab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 020589786X / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205897865.
Posted in Intercultural communication

The Culture Map (INTL ED)

Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures

Author: Erin Meyer

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610396715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7662

Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. When you have Americans who precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans who get straight to the point (“your presentation was simply awful”); Latin Americans and Asians who are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians who think the best boss is just one of the crowd—the result can be, well, sometimes interesting, even funny, but often disastrous. Even with English as a global language, it's easy to fall into cultural traps that endanger careers and sink deals when, say, a Brazilian manager tries to fathom how his Chinese suppliers really get things done, or an American team leader tries to get a handle on the intra-team dynamics between his Russian and Indian team members. In The Culture Map, Erin Meyer provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business. She combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice for succeeding in a global world.
Posted in Business & Economics

Transvisuality

The Cultural Dimension of Visuality. Boundaries and creative openings

Author: Tore Kristensen,Anders Michelsen,Frauke Wiegand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846318917

Category: Art

Page: 261

View: 7450

In the passage from new media and tabloid culture, over political spin, branding and experience economy, to city scapes, design, and art in contemporary society, visual culture - visuality, "the visual", "the image world" - is a key denominator. The book is the first volume of the project Transvisuality in three volumes, initiated by University of Copenhagen and Liverpool University Press. It collects leading scholars from all parts of the world in a scrutiny of what the visual means today. It builds on the debates on visual culture and visuality in the past decades studies of culture, but expands on these debates from the perspectives of theory, analysis and design. It shows how the visual impacts on the current world and transcends the most different aspects of the social: how the visual becomes transvisual by adapting and creating culture in the global, translocal world. It ultimately addresses the pervasive but puzzling claim of contemporary research that "the world has become more visual" and tries to answer it. In the first volume the issue of the dimension of the visual is a paramount theme, seen from different interdisciplinary angles. Whether approaches are prone to nominalism and discourse or to issues of cognition and framing, the question of what the visual is and what impacts may pertain to it remains a fundamental challenge to cultural research.
Posted in Art

Global Dexterity

How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process

Author: Andy Molinsky

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1422187284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 2412

“I wrote this book because I believe that there is a serious gap in what has been written and communicated about cross-cultural management and what people actually struggle with on the ground.”—From the Introduction What does it mean to be a global worker and a true “citizen of the world” today? It goes beyond merely acknowledging cultural differences. In reality, it means you are able to adapt your behavior to conform to new cultural contexts without losing your authentic self in the process. Not only is this difficult, it’s a frightening prospect for most people and something completely outside their comfort zone. But managing and communicating with people from other cultures is an essential skill today. Most of us collaborate with teams across borders and cultures on a regular basis, whether we spend our time in the office or out on the road. What’s needed now is a critical new skill, something author Andy Molinsky calls global dexterity. In this book Molinsky offers the tools needed to simultaneously adapt behavior to new cultural contexts while staying authentic and grounded in your own natural style. Based on more than a decade of research, teaching, and consulting with managers and executives around the world, this book reveals an approach to adapting while feeling comfortable—an essential skill that enables you to switch behaviors and overcome the emotional and psychological challenges of doing so. From identifying and overcoming challenges to integrating what you learn into your everyday environment, Molinsky provides a guidebook—and mentoring—to raise your confidence and your profile. Practical, engaging, and refreshing, Global Dexterity will help you reach across cultures—and succeed in today’s global business environment.
Posted in Business & Economics

Modernity at Large

Cultural Dimensions of Globalization

Author: Arjun Appadurai

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816627936

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

View: 8918

Offering a new framework for the cultural study of globalization, Modernity at Large shows how the imagination works as a social force in today's world, providing new resources for identity and energies for creating alternatives to the nation-state, whose era some see as coming to an end. Appadurai examines the current epoch of globalization, which is characterized by the win forces of mass migration and electronic mediation, and provides fresh ways of looking at popular consumption patters, debates about multiculturalism, and ethnic violence. He considers the way images--of lifestyles, popular culture, and self-representation--circulate internationally through the media and are often borrowed in surprising (to their originators) and inventive fashions.
Posted in Political Science

Cultural Differences in a Globalizing World

Author: Michael Minkov

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857246135

Category: Political Science

Page: 293

View: 9904

Endorsed by Geert Hofstede, this is the only book that explains the relationship between national culture and national differences in crucially important phenomena, such as speed of economic growth, murder rates, and educational achievement in a scientifically rigorous way.
Posted in Political Science

Understanding Global Cultures

Metaphorical Journeys Through 28 Nations, Clusters of Nations, and Continents

Author: Martin J. Gannon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761929802

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 459

View: 716

Understanding Global Cultures, Third Edition presents the cultural metaphor as a method for understanding the cultural mindsets of a nation, a cluster of nations, and even of a continent. This method involves identifying some phenomenon, activity or institution of a culture that all or most of its members consider important and with which they identify closely. Metaphors are not stereotypes; rather, they rely upon the features of one critical phenomenon of a culture to describe the entire culture. The characteristics of the metaphor then become the basis for describing and understanding the essential features of the culture. For example, the Italians invented the opera and love it passionately. Five key characteristics of the opera are the overture, spectacle and pageantry, voice, externalization, and the interaction between the lead singers and the chorus. These features are used to describe Italy and its cultural mindset. Thus the metaphor is a guide or map that helps such outsiders as students, travelers, and managers on short-term and long-term assignments understand quickly what members of a culture consider important.
Posted in Business & Economics

Riding the Waves of Culture

Understanding Diversity in Global Business

Author: Fons Trompenaars,Charles Hampden-Turner

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey International

ISBN: 1904838405

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 8533

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO CROSS-CULTURAL MANAGEMENT The definitive guide to cross-cultural management--updated to help you lead effectively during a time of unprecedented globalization. First published nearly 20 years ago, Riding the Waves of Culture has now become the standard guide to conducting business in an international context. Now, the third edition provides you with important new information and groundbreaking methods for leading effectively in the most globalized business landscape ever.
Posted in Business & Economics

Exploring Culture

Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures

Author: Gert Jan Hofstede,Paul Pedersen

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 0585485909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 308

Provides more than seventy-five activities, dialogues and stories. An outstanding resource for trainers and educators.
Posted in Business & Economics

Globalization

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Manfred B. Steger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198779550

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

View: 9902

'Globalization' has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time - a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. It is by its nature a dynamic topic. This Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a fourth edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues. Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. Steger looks at its causes and effects, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, and explores the question of whether, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing. In this fourth edition Steger discusses some of the key features of recent years, such as the EU fiscal crisis, the rise of robot technology and new war technology with civilian usage such as drones, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and new identity discussions around gender fluidity and sex change in the media. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Culture Solution

How to Achieve Cultural Synergy and Get Results in the Global Workplace

Author: Deirdre Mendez

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1941176186

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 957

Many people today are expected to manage intercultural teams, serve culturally diverse customers and communities, and support partnerships with international companies and governments. If you are one of these people, this book is for you. Through a powerful, practical framework (The ARC System) developed by the author, readers will be able to discern the cultural orientation of the people they're interacting with, no matter where they are from, and understand behavior and expectations in any environment. It is a guide to creating strategies for managing cultural differences and learning from the approaches of new counterparts. The Culture Solution is a practical system that applies straightforward principles to real-life situations in international business, travel, project and team management, education, healthcare, conflict resolution, mediation and more. The book will help readers adapt to new cultural environments and deal with people from unfamiliar cultural backgrounds. Readers will be able to create a Personal Profile for eight cultural dimensions that identify their own cultural orientation and that of the person, group, or place they choose to analyze. By comparing the two profiles, readers will identify cultural tendencies likely to become sources of confusion and frustration and develop strategies for managing problems, explaining themselves effectively, and communicating persuasively. Readers will also learn ways to leverage the talents of culturally diverse people and capitalize on the benefits.
Posted in Business & Economics

Global Business Leadership

Author: E.S. Wibbeke,Sarah McArthur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135035865

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7257

The second edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully updated with a synopsis of the latest changes in the fields of intercultural communication and leadership development. This includes new benchmark interviews from some of the world's foremost companies; a wealth of proven guidelines, tools, and models, including Wibbeke’s own Geoleadership Model and two new chapters focusing on the influence of gender and technology on culture and leadership. This new edition also emphasizes practical examples of individuals and organizations that have utilized the core concept of "geoleadership"—including updated research from those at the forefront of various industries, including finance, healthcare, and manufacturing. With contributions and endorsements from some of the most important thought leaders in leadership development and intercultural communication, this edition offers a resource for designing, delivering, and evaluating successful leadership theories and practices to both students and practitioners.
Posted in Business & Economics

Cross-cultural Business Behavior

A Guide for Global Management

Author: Richard R. Gesteland

Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press DK

ISBN: 9788763002387

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

View: 6757

The theme of this new edition of Cross-Cultural Business Behavior is CHANGE. First of all, cultures change. In markets around the world, business behavior is constantly evolving, impelled by generational shifts, improvements in education, and (especially) increasing exposure to the world marketplace. That is why all of the book's 43 'Negotiator Profiles' have been thoroughly updated, with new cases and fresh examples added. In addition to the change in culture, international managers' challenges have changed too. For example, just a few years ago, participants at global management seminars around the world were mainly interested in how to communicate and negotiate with overseas partners. But, they now find that their toughest challenges are how to manage overseas subsidiaries, strategic alliances, and international partnerships. To reflect these new realities, the book's time-tested framework for understanding cross-cultural negotiating behavior has been expanded to include a wide variety of practical pointers on managing in today's global marketplace. This fifth edition is important for everyone involved with global management, whether student or manager, because cultures and business challenges do change. The book is an essential survival guide for doing business in cultures other than one's own.
Posted in Business & Economics

International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior

Author: Nancy J. Adler,Allison Gundersen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0324360746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 9916

The world of organizations is no longer defined by national boundaries. INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR breaks down the conceptual, theoretical, and practical boundaries limiting our ability to understand and work with people in countries and cultures around the world. Adler's hallmark approach views global complexity as neither unpredictable nor random; rather, she demonstrates that variations across cultures and their impacts on organizations follow systematic, predictable patterns. The authors' blend of substance and readability--including a wealth of research and examples from around the world--results in a text that is authoritative and richly detailed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Art of Doing Business Across Cultures

10 Countries, 50 Mistakes, and 5 Steps to Cultural Competence

Author: Craig Storti

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 194117616X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 9678

People in other cultures don't always think and act the way you do. If you try to do business your way in their culture, you will make mistakes. And mistakes have consequences. Some will be merely embarrassing, others will be deeply frustrating, and still others will cost you dearly. This book describes 50 common cultural mistakes made in business settings in the form of short (8-10 line) conversations and shows you, 1) that there's always a reason why people do the strange things they do, 2) the reason is almost never to upset you, and 3) there's always a way forward - The Fix. Craig Storti, a nationally known figure in the field of intercultural communications, and author of 7 books, presents and deconstructs conversations between Americans and citizens of 10 of the world's largest economies, the Arab Middle East, Brazil, China, England, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, and Russia. He also provides five easily applicable steps to cultural competence - a framework readers can apply to identify cultural differences and communicate and act more effectively and appropriately. If you are an American doing business in any of the ten locations featured, if you come from one of these countries and work with Americans, or if you do business with any of these folks, this book will save you a great deal of confusion and frustration.
Posted in Business & Economics

International Business Control, Reporting and Corporate Governance

Global business best practice across cultures, countries and organisations

Author: Georges Nurdin

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780080942148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 6937

This book is designed to help Business Controllers / Accountants / Finance Directors / Bankers / Financial Analysts / Business Consultants to understand that International Business Control is much more than just a business being IFRS and US GAAP compliant, or just an extension of the domestic HQ control system. •Go beyond IFRS and GAAP to see what best practice measures can be put in place to avoid global business failure •Look at the cross-cultural issues surrounding global businesses and be easy to read, understandable and easy to memorize – a practical book for the busy financial and business control manager •Combine case studies of the best global businesses who have wide global practice (eg GE, du Pont de Nemours, Toyota, Siemens, Valéo, Scania, etc.) with advanced academic research
Posted in Business & Economics

Blunders in International Business

Author: David A. Ricks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405153172

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 9536

This new edition of Blunders in International Business is significantly updated and revised, full of interesting anecdotes, including dozens of new international business blunders. David Ricks has uncovered many informative and entertaining blunders that will make this book hard to put down. Features blunders from well-known corporations American Express, McDonalds, Toyota, GM, Sharwoods, Jolly Green Giant, Bacardi, Puff, AOL, BMW, and many others. Conserves its well-liked, concise format. Several well-known blunders from previous editions have been replaced in order to update the lessons learned.
Posted in Business & Economics

Managing Cultural Differences

Global leadership strategies for the 21st century

Author: Philip Robert Harris,Robert T. Moran,Sarah Virgilia Moran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750677368

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

View: 494

This new edition of a business textbook bestseller has been completely updated to reflect the numerous global changes that have occurred since 1999: globalization, SARS, AIDS, the handover of Hong Kong, and so forth. In particular, the book presents a fuller discussion of global business today. Also, issues of terrorism and state security as they affect culture and business are discussed substantially. The structure and content of the book remains the same, with thorough updating of the plentiful region and country descriptions, demographic data, graphs and maps. This book differs from textbooks on International Management because it zeroes in on culture as the crucial dimension and educates students about the cultures around the world so they will be better prepared to work successfully for a multinational corporation or in a global context. * The original, best-selling guide to developing cross-cultural skills to succeed in the global economy * More than 200,000 copies in print, adopted by more than 200 universities worldwide * This classic has been praised as a 'bible of multiculturalism' (New York Times News Service)
Posted in Business & Economics