OECD Factbook 2010 is a comprehensive and dynamic statistical annual report from the OECD. More than 100 indicators cover a wide range of areas: population, economic production, foreign trade and investment, energy, labour force, information and communications, public finances, innovation, the environment, foreign aid, agriculture, taxation, education, health and quality of life.
Latin American Business Cultures by R. Crane (Editor); C. Rizowy (Editor)How often has an American or European businessman been astonished to have his Mexican or Brazilian counterpart break off discussions without explanation and refuse to return his calls? This book helps non-Latin American businessmen or MBA students address the region. If you want to study or work in Latin America this is a must read.
Publication Date: 2010
Guide to Cross-Cultural Communication by Sana Reynolds; Deborah Valentine; Mary M. MunterA brief, professional, reader-friendly guide for improving professional cross-cultural communication skills. Help readers communicate across cultures with Guide to Cross-Cultural Communication, a handy reference containing information on negotiations, business writing, and speaking with those from diverse cultural backgrounds. This text also includes business-related examples throughout. The second edition has been updated to cater the advances in technology and today's millennial generation.
Call Number: GN345.6 .R49 2011
Publication Date: 2011
The Cultural Dimension of International Business by Gary FerraroFor junior/senior level undergraduate/graduate courses in Anthropology of Business, International Business, Applied Anthropology, International Marketing, and International Management. This is only book that demonstrates how the theory and insights of cultural anthropology can positively influence the conduct of international business. The text takes a unique five-pronged approach to the study of the cultural environment of global business. It explores (1) such general concepts as culture, ethnocentrism, and culture chan≥ (2) the nature of the communication process, both linguistic and nonverbal communication; (3) a typology of value contrasts that can be applied anywhere in the world to help diagnose potential breakdowns in business communication; (4) a number of ways of collecting relevant culture-specific data on any of the hundreds of different national cultures of the world; and (5) a set of valuable skills and competencies that are vital for becoming a world class business person.
Call Number: HD2755.5 .F48 2010
Publication Date: 2010
Communicating Globally by Wallace V. Schmidt; Roger N. Conaway; Susan S. Easton; William J. WardropeCommunicating Globally: Intercultural Communication and International Business uniquely integrates the theory and skills of intercultural communication with the practices of multinational organizations and international business. Authors Wallace V. Schmidt, Roger N. Conaway, Susan S. Easton, and William J. Wardrope provide students with a cultural general awareness of diverse world views, valuable insights on understanding and overcoming cultural differences, and a clear path to international business success.Key FeaturesOffers an interdisciplinary view: The authors draw on a variety of sources, including important intercultural and organizational theories in the intercultural communication and international business disciplines.Provides an innovative perspective: This book presents cutting-edge viewpoints on cosmopolitan communication, global leadership, cultural synergy, and the dynamic processes affecting international business.Presents an integrated, action-oriented framework: The integrated framework for understanding intercultural communication and international business focuses on essential principles and practices necessary for developing a cosmopolitan orientation. Introduces different ways of conducting business around the world: The text provides insights into "doing" business abroad by examining significant geographic regions and emphasizing cultural themes and patterns, business conduct and characteristics, and emerging trends.Includes a regional resource guide: The authors encourage readers to continue their own cross-cultural or international business research, personally transforming their understanding into individually instructive significance.Intended AudienceThis is an excellent text for advanced courses in intercultural communication, business communication, international business, and organizational communication as found in departments of communication and business.
Cultural Intelligence by Brooks PetersonWhether traveling abroad or working at home, businesspeople routinely face challenges when it comes to understanding the culture of others. When misunderstandings occur, relationships suffer. The good news is that cultivating cultural intelligence is a skill that can be learned, and Brooks Peterson tells you how. Packed with dozens of engaging stories, case examples and humorous contemporary catoons, Culture Intelligence is the perfect antidote for overcoming cross-cultural differences, improving workplace communication, building solid business relationships and contributing positively to your organization's bottem line. More than 15,000 people have used the Peterson Cultural Style Indicator. Here, Dr. Peterson defines what cultural intelligence is and explores the skills and characteristics required to work effectively with international clients, customers and business partners--or inside any team, department or organization with a rich mix of cultural perspectives. Using a set of twenty business-oriented dimensions, the author helps you examine your own cultural style and determine that of others in six vital areas: management, strategy, planning, personnel, commucation and reasoning. The crowning piece is a powerful set of key action steps for increasing your own cultural intelligence.
Call Number: HM1211 .P47 2004
Publication Date: 2004
Working Across Cultures by John HookerCultural understanding is indispensable for people who live and work abroad or in multicultural settings, but few have appropriate knowledge and training in this area. Working Across Cultures addresses this need. Suitable for general readers yet intellectually challenging, the book illustrates how to thrive in unfamiliar cultures by understanding and tapping into the stress management mechanisms used by the people who live there. The book begins by refuting the notion that professional life interacts with culture only at the level of etiquette. Distinguishing between rule-based and relationship-based cultures, the author examines the roles of authority, individualism, competition, security, negotiation, contracts, supervision, lifestyle, and even humor in different cultures. He shows how different concepts of time, space, information, and wealth shape everyday life across cultures. The book concludes with a comprehensive reading list for more than one hundred countries.