Understanding Global Cultures

Author: Martin J. Gannon
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483340058
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Author: Martin J. Gannon
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761929802
Format: PDF
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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

Author: Martin J. Gannon
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761913375
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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

Author: James W. Neuliep
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412976898
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Author: Lanie Denslow
Publisher: Fairchild Publications
ISBN:
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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

Author: Brian Luke Seaward
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284115054
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Understanding Cross cultural Management

Author: Marie-Joëlle Browaeys
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781292015897
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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

Author: Gabriel Thompson
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 156858699X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Managing Customers as Investments

Author: Sunil Gupta
Publisher: Wharton School Pub
ISBN: 9780131428959
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Linking customer lifetime value to business value, powerful techniques for both executives and investors.