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Understanding Global Cultures

Understanding Global Cultures Author Martin J. Gannon
ISBN-10 9781483340050
Release 2015-02-16
Pages 680
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In the fully updated Sixth Edition of Understanding Global Cultures: Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity, authors Martin J. Gannon and Rajnandini Pillai present the cultural metaphor as a method for understanding the cultural mindsets of individual nations, clusters of nations, continents, and diversity in each nation. A cultural metaphor is any activity, phenomenon, or institution that members of a given culture consider important and with which they identify emotionally and/or cognitively, such as the Japanese garden and American football. This cultural metaphoric approach identifies three to eight unique or distinctive features of each cultural metaphor and then discusses 34 national cultures in terms of these features. The book demonstrates how metaphors are guidelines to help outsiders quickly understand what members of a culture consider important.



Understanding Global Cultures

Understanding Global Cultures Author Martin J. Gannon
ISBN-10 0761929800
Release 2004
Pages 459
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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.



Understanding Global Cultures Metaphorical Journeys Through 31 Nations Clusters of Nations Continents and Diversity

Understanding Global Cultures  Metaphorical Journeys Through 31 Nations  Clusters of Nations  Continents  and Diversity Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781497040816
Release 2016-10-17
Pages 66
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Understanding Global Cultures, Metaphorical Journeys Through 31 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.



Cultural Metaphors

Cultural Metaphors Author Martin J. Gannon
ISBN-10 0761913378
Release 2001
Pages 262
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This book provides an exploration of the use of metaphor, particularly the cultural metaphor of a nation. A nation's cultural metaphor is shown to be any institution, phenomenon, or activity with which all or most citizens closely identify. Together with theoretical chapters, case studies cover the United States, Italy, Bali, and East Asia. The book concludes with a description of specific uses of cultural metaphors or metaphorical applications.



Coaching Across Cultures

Coaching Across Cultures Author Philippe Rosinski
ISBN-10 9781857884791
Release 2010-11-26
Pages 338
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Shows how to integrate the cultural dimension into coaching and coaching skills into intercultural work.



The Global Business Environment

The Global Business Environment Author Janet Morrison
ISBN-10 9780230344372
Release 2011-04-17
Pages 520
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■ How are the emerging economies of China and India affecting the global business environment? ■ What impact has the global financial crisis had on the way businesses operate? ■ How should business leaders in the age of the multinational enterprise approach their social and ethical responsibilities? This bestselling textbook tackles these and many other challenges head on. Combining a clear, thorough introduction to the business environment with a uniquely global perspective, The Global Business Environment covers all you need to know about the rapidly changing context in which businesses operate. Features throughout the book are designed to help you learn, revise and think critically about the global business environment: ■ Case studies: Over 30 case studies invite you to explore how a diverse range of businesses, industries, governments and individuals are meeting the challenges of the contemporary business environment ■ Spotlight on emerging economies: Provides insight into the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China, and their place in the global economy ■ Meet the CEO: Your chance to learn about some of the most influential business leaders in the world, from the CEO of multinational Unilever to the chairman of Mitsubishi ■ Critical thinking: Recurring themes and critical thinking boxes in every chapter encourage debate on key issues from the globalization of industries to environmental sustainability, developing skills that will take you far beyond your business degree Enriched by Janet Morrison's characteristically clear, authoritative writing style and an unrivalled range of learning tools, The Global Business Environment is an invaluable resource for students at any stage of their business lives. Janet Morrison was Senior Lecturer in Strategic and International Management at the Sunderland University Business School, UK. She is also the author of International Business, published by Palgrave Macmillan. 'A very thorough introduction to the global business environment that goes well beyond standard textbooks, and includes a wealth of up-to-date case studies and examples. It will be valuable reading for practitioners and students alike.' – Antje Cockrill, University of Swansea, UK 'This third edition of Janet Morrison's excellent business environment text successfully balances the themes and structures of more general business environment texts with full coverage of the challenges that a global business environment poses to both domestic and multinational enterprises. The Global Business Environment will without doubt continue to be a valuable core text on a range of business environment courses, and I very much look forward to using it with my next cohort of students.' – Johan Lindeque, Queen's University, Belfast, UK 'This is an excellent book providing both students and practitioners with clear insights into the global business environment. Building successfully on the author's previous work it develops a numbers of critical themes which are illustrated by highly relevant and interesting case studies. The material is brought alive by the author's clear writing style.' – Nicholas Perdikis,Aberystwyth University, UK



World Wise

World Wise Author Lanie Denslow
ISBN-10 IND:30000107648309
Release 2006
Pages 342
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For business travelers, from the newcomer to the global business scene to the seasoned professional wanting to sharpen skills, World Wise offers advice on establishing effective working relationships with businesspeople in all regions of the world. This savvy traveling companion is a handy reference for information ranging from the level of communication technology available in a particular country to proper etiquette for hosts and guests at business meals and other meetings. Based on the author's years of worldwide business travel, the book supplements what she has learned along the way with the shared experiences of Americans and the perceptions of their foreign business partners.



Essentials of Managing Stress

Essentials of Managing Stress Author Brian Luke Seaward
ISBN-10 9781284115055
Release 2016-01-07
Pages 372
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The fourth edition of Essentials of Managing Stress teaches readers practical skills and techniques on how to best handle daily stressors and empowers them with the tools needed to live a balanced life. The Fourth Edition is a highly accessible and student-friendly text that is designed to promote personal growth along with content retention. Students are guided through a series of more than 80 exercises and questionnaires that encourage them to adopt effective stress management practices into their personal health behaviors. A new chapter on Ecotherapy rounds out the text and provides insight into the healing powers of nature.



Management across Cultures

Management across Cultures Author Richard M. Steers
ISBN-10 9781107311312
Release 2013-02-25
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The second edition of this popular textbook explores the latest approaches to cross-cultural management, as well as presenting strategies and tactics for managing international assignments and global teams. With a clear emphasis on learning and development, the text encourages students to acquire skills in multicultural competence that will be highly valued by their future employers. This has never been as important as now, in a world where, increasingly, all managers are global managers and where management practices and processes can differ significantly across national and regional boundaries. This edition has been updated after extensive market feedback to include new features: a new chapter on working and living abroad; applications boxes showing how theories and key concepts can be applied to solve real-life management problems; student questions to encourage critical thinking; and updated examples and references. Supplementary teaching and learning materials are available on a companion website at www.cambridge.org/steers. In addition, recommended in-depth cases for each chapter are available at www.iveycases.com/CaseMateBrowse.aspx.



International Management Culture Strategy and Behavior

International Management  Culture  Strategy  and Behavior Author Luthans
ISBN-10 1259921921
Release 2017-06
Pages 634
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International Management Culture Strategy and Behavior has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from International Management Culture Strategy and Behavior also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full International Management Culture Strategy and Behavior book for free.



Government and Business American Political Economy in Comparative Perspective

Government and Business  American Political Economy in Comparative Perspective Author Richard Lehne
ISBN-10 9781608710171
Release 2012-03-23
Pages 361
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In the wake of worldwide economic turmoil and efforts toward recovery, understanding the interdependence of government and business is more important than ever. In this thoroughly updated edition, Lehne takes a comparative approach, evaluating the U.S. political economy with respect to those of Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and the EU. The book provides detailed historical context for, and a conceptual understanding of, the business-government environment, and then clarifies the roles of the major actors and outlines the regulatory and policy frameworks. Along the way, Lehne probes some of the most crucial dilemmas facing government and business today. Updates to this edition include: * expanded coverage of ethics as it relates to government and business; * greater attention to China in particular in the feature boxes on developing nations; and * a look at relations between government and business at the subnational level. A comprehensive glossary and chapter summaries enhance student learning.



Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication Author James W. Neuliep
ISBN-10 9781483323473
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 528
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In this fully updated Sixth Edition of Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach, author James W. Neuliep provides a clear contextual model (visually depicted by a series of concentric circles) for examining communication within cultural, microcultural, environmental, sociorelational, and perceptual contexts. Beginning with the broadest context—the cultural component of the model—the book progresses chapter by chapter through the model to the most specific traits of communication— verbal and nonverbal messages. Each chapter focuses on one context and explores the combination of factors within that context, including setting, situation, and circumstances. Highlighting values, ethnicity, physical geography, and attitudes, the book examines means of interaction, including body language, eye contact, and the exchange of words, as well as the stages of relationships, cross-cultural management, intercultural conflict, and culture shock.



Guns Germs and Steel The Fates of Human Societies

Guns  Germs  and Steel  The Fates of Human Societies Author Jared Diamond
ISBN-10 9780393609295
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 528
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"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.



International Tourism

International Tourism Author Yvette Reisinger, PhD
ISBN-10 9781136438882
Release 2010-08-27
Pages 416
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In recent years there has been a considerable interest in the cultural aspects of tourism such as the impacts of culture on tourism planning, development, management, and marketing. However, the focus has been on material forms of culture such as arts, music, or crafts. The impacts of national culture on tourist behavior and travel decision-making have not been paid much attention. Only in the last two years have cross-cultural issues begun to generate significant interest among academics. An examination of cultural characteristics and differences is extremely important to the tourism industry because today’s tourism environment is becoming increasingly international. Information on the nature of the cultural differences between international tourists and locals is not readily available in tourism literature. The concept of culture is very complex and includes such abstract concepts as satisfaction, attitude and loyalty. International Tourism brings these concepts to the undergraduate student in tourism, as well as students in the related fields of marketing, management, international business, and cross-cultural communication. Designed as a textbook, it isorganized and presented in an integrated and relevant way for the benefit of a worldwide audience.



Working in the Shadows

Working in the Shadows Author Gabriel Thompson
ISBN-10 9781568586991
Release 2011-07-12
Pages 336
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What is it like to do the back-breaking work of immigrants? To find out, Gabriel Thompson spent a year working alongside Latino immigrants, who initially thought he was either crazy or an undercover immigration agent. He stooped over lettuce fields in Arizona, and worked the graveyard shift at a chicken slaughterhouse in rural Alabama. He dodged taxis—not always successfully—as a bicycle delivery “boy” for an upscale Manhattan restaurant, and was fired from a flower shop by a boss who, he quickly realized, was nuts. As one coworker explained, “These jobs make you old quick.” Back spasms occasionally keep Thompson in bed, where he suffers recurring nightmares involving iceberg lettuce and chicken carcasses. Combining personal narrative with investigative reporting, Thompson shines a bright light on the underside of the American economy, exposing harsh working conditions, union busting, and lax government enforcement—while telling the stories of workers, undocumented immigrants, and desperate US citizens alike, forced to live with chronic pain in the pursuit of 8 an hour.



Introduction to Finance Markets Investments and Financial Management 16th Edition

Introduction to Finance  Markets  Investments  and Financial Management  16th Edition Author Ronald W. Melicher
ISBN-10 9781119302063
Release 2016-11-16
Pages 652
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The Sixteenth Edition of Introduction to Finance: Markets, Investments, and Financial Management is now available as an enhanced e-text with new interactive figures for students. This title builds upon the successes of its earlier editions while maintaining a fresh and up-to-date coverage of the field of finance. Distinguished authors Ron Melicher and Edgar Norton continue to cover the three major financial areas: institutions and markets, investments, and financial management. Their effective structure equips instructors with maximum flexibility for how the course is taught, and provides students with an integrated perspective of the different foundations of finance. This survey of the basic knowledge, concepts, and terms of finance is appropriate for all students.



Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation Author Eric Schlosser
ISBN-10 9780547750330
Release 2012
Pages 362
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Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.