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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.

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.

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication Author James W. Neuliep
ISBN-10 9781412976893
Release 2011-09-30
Pages 435
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In this fully updated Fifth Edition of Intercultural Communication, author James W. Neuliep provides a clear contextual circular model for examining communication within cultural, micro-cultural, environmental, socio-relational, perceptual contexts, and verbal and nonverbal codes. The text begins with the broadest context; the cultural component of the model and progresses chapter by chapter through each component of the model. The later chapters then apply the model to the development and maintenance of intercultural relationships, the management of intercultural conflict, intercultural management, intercultural adaptation, culture shock, and intercultural competence.

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.

Understanding Cross cultural Management

Understanding Cross cultural Management Author Marie-Joëlle Browaeys
ISBN-10 1292015896
Release 2016-06-23
Pages 477
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Managing effectively across national and cultural boundaries is critical to the success of today s organisations, given the global environment of business and the increasing diversity of workforces. A keen awareness and a high degree of cross-cultural competence in management are therefore key to the career success of both present and aspiring managers/professionals. "" This, the third edition of" Understanding Cross-Cultural Management," " "has been adapted in line with the feedback from our many readers." "The book explores the key themes and issues in one of the most challenging and fascinating areas of business, organisational and social life. It does so in a mannerthat enables you to sharpen your insights and practical skills. "Understanding Cross-Cultural Management" offers a selective but broad view of classic and contemporary thinking on cultural management and encourages you to apply theories and ideas to practice - and to relate them to your own experience - through various examples and cases from the business world as well as through a range of practical activities, including: Cross-cultural concepts, which explain key ideas from leading theorists, thinkers and practitioners. Case studies (many of them based on articles from the" Financial Times"), dilemmas and points for reflection, which enable you to reflect internally and interact externally. Spotlights in every chapter, which briefly illustrate the concepts being described. Mini-cases with questions, which give consistent application of theory to practice. Activities at the end of each chapter, as well as at the end of each of the book s three parts, which provide a broader and more integrated perspective on the material in question. These encourage you to develop both your cross-cultural management skills and a critical view of research done in this area. This book has been written for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as practising managers and professionals, who are studying cross-cultural and international management as part of either specialist international business programmes or general business-related qualifications. Marie-Joelle Browaeys is now freelance lecturer and researcher in cross-cultural management, affiliated to Nyenrode Business University, The Netherlands. Roger Price, formerly senior lecturer at Nyenrode Business University, The Netherlands, is a freelance coach, instructor and writer in the area of cross-cultural management."

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.

Contemporary Management

Contemporary Management Author Gareth Jones
ISBN-10 9781259301339
Release 2015-01-23
Pages 704
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Contemporary Management has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Contemporary Management also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Contemporary Management book for free.

Managing Customers as Investments

Managing Customers as Investments Author Sunil Gupta
ISBN-10 0131428950
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 205
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Linking customer lifetime value to business value, powerful techniques for both executives and investors.

Beyond Hofstede

Beyond Hofstede Author Cheryl Nakata
ISBN-10 9780230240834
Release 2009-07-16
Pages 290
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Hofstede introduced a culture paradigm that has been widely influential in international business. However, its relevance in light of culture's increasing complexity due to globalization has been questioned. Alternative culture frameworks and perspectives are offered by leading scholars in global marketing and management.

Emotional Intelligence for Managing Results in a Diverse World

Emotional Intelligence for Managing Results in a Diverse World Author Anita Rowe
ISBN-10 9780891062998
Release 2010-10-16
Pages 204
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Original publication and copyright date: 2008.

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.

Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times

Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times Author Joan Poliner Shapiro
ISBN-10 9781136786259
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 232
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This text is designed to assist educational leaders in the ethical decision-making process. Theoretically, it is based on Gross’s Turbulence Theory and Shapiro and Stefkovich’s Multiple Ethical Paradigms of justice, critique, care, and the profession. The authors clearly explain these concepts and demonstrate how they can work together to assist leaders in dealing with challenging situations. Authentic ethical dilemmas are provided to be analyzed using Turbulence Theory and the Multiple Ethical Paradigms and to engage readers in applying these concepts to practice. The text is intended for use in a range of educational leadership, educational administration, and teacher education programs that prepare both educational leaders (administrators) and lead teachers.

Foundations of Intercultural Communication

Foundations of Intercultural Communication Author Guo-Ming Chen
ISBN-10 0761832297
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 340
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Foundations of Intercultural Communication is the broadest, most inclusive overview of the field of intercultural communication available. It treats the history of the field, covers topics like ethics and multiculturalism, and describes how new advances in theory are starting to diverge from earlier emphasis. Outstanding features of the book include: 1) Integration of theoretical and practical perspectives; 2) Targeting of undergraduate and basic-level graduate classes as well as professionals; 3) Inclusion of all neglected levels of inquiry; and 4) Designation of both domestic and foreign cultures as essential to the field of intercultural communication. These features will render the current book uniquely attractive to academics and professionals. At the college level, this book is best used in undergraduate and basic graduate-level intercultural communication courses. It will also serve as an excellent reference work for administrators, nurses, engineers, and business practitioners.

The Interpretation of Cultures

The Interpretation of Cultures Author Clifford Geertz
ISBN-10 9780465093564
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 576
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Cross Cultural Management

Cross Cultural Management Author David C. Thomas
ISBN-10 9781506368290
Release 2017-01-17
Pages 336
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Cross-Cultural Management: Essential Concepts, Fourth Edition introduces readers to the fundamentals of cross-cultural management by exploring the influence of culture on interpersonal interactions in organizational settings and examining the ever-increasing number of cross-cultural management challenges that global managers face in today’s workplace. Instead of taking a country specific approach, authors David C. Thomas and Mark F. Peterson offer a predominantly psychological perspective—focusing on the interactions of people from different cultures in organizational settings. This approach shows readers the effects culture has on a wide variety of cross-cultural interactions across organizational contexts.

Paradoxes of Culture and Globalization

Paradoxes of Culture and Globalization Author Martin J. Gannon
ISBN-10 9781412940443
Release 2008
Pages 263
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Why do Western negotiators constantly complain that Chinese negotiators are both very sincere and very deceptive? This paradox is one of aproximately 80 explored in Paradoxical Reasoning. Paradoxical Reasoning answers two major questions that provide the underlying rationale for the book. What is a paradox, and why is paradoxical reasoning critical for understanding culture in a globalizing world? As used in the book, paradox is defined as the simultaneous existence of two or more inconsistent and sometimes contradictory elements. Each paradox is phrased as an arresting but simply-understood question to increase reader involvement, such as "Nationalism and globalization?" and "Nations are becoming more and less powerful simultaneously?"