Perspektiven Interkultureller Kompetenz

Author: Wilfried Dreyer,Ulrich Hößler

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525403321

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 425

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German description: Interkulturelle Kompetenz ist schon jetzt als Schlusselqualifikation fur den beruflichen Erfolg anerkannt. Weniger Einigkeit herrscht dabei hingegen bei folgenden Fragen: - Was sehen die wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen interkultureller Kompetenz aus? - Wird unter interkultureller Kompetenz uberall auf der Welt dasselbe verstanden? - Wie kann interkulturelle Kompetenz in Schule, Hochschule und Betrieb erworben und entwickelt werden? - Wie wirkt sich interkulturelle Kompetenz in Praxisfeldern wie Unternehmenskultur, Friedens- und Sicherheitspolitik, Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Migration und Personalentwicklung aus? Anwendungsorientierte wissenschaftliche Analysen und theoretisch reflektierte Praxisbeitrage geben in einem transdisziplinaren Dialog Antworten auf diese Fragen. Ausgewiesene Expertinnen und Experten aus Forschung und Praxis und dem In- und Ausland ziehen eine Zwischenbilanz und zeigen innovative Wege fur die Zukunft auf.

Optimization of Leadership Style

New Approaches to Effective Multicultural Leadership in International Teams

Author: Reinhold Kohler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658114266

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

View: 9583


Reinhold Kohler shows and explains ten selected and powerful leadership enablers to motivate, develop, and manage international teams, clustered in roles, skills and abilities (ROSKAB). The ROSKAB leadership model demonstrates in a simplified direct and indirect method how to perform this task.

Culture's Consequences

Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions and Organizations Across Nations

Author: Geert H. Hofstede,Geert Hofstede

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803973244

Category: Psychology

Page: 596

View: 5013


Geert Hofstede has completely rewritten, revised and updated Culture's Consequences for the twenty-first century, he has broadened the book's cross-disciplinary appeal, expanded the coverage of countries examined from 40 to more than 50, reformulated his arguments and a large amount of new literature has been included. The book is structured around five major dimensions: power distance; uncertainty avoidance; individualism versus collectivism; masculinity versus femininity; and long term versus short-term orientation.

Technik Welt Kultur

Technische Zivilisation und kulturelle Identitäten im Zeitalter der Globalisierung

Author: Karl R. Kegler,Max Kerner

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412112035

Category: Technology and civilization

Page: 286

View: 9409



The Global Intercultural Communication Reader

Author: Molefi Kete Asante,Yoshitaka Miike,Jing Yin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135048711

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 600

View: 1652


The Global Intercultural Communication Reader is the first anthology to take a distinctly non-Eurocentric approach to the study of culture and communication. In this expanded second edition, editors Molefi Kete Asante, Yoshitaka Miike, and Jing Yin bring together thirty-two essential readings for students of cross-cultural, intercultural, and international communication. This stand-out collection aims to broaden and deepen the scope of the field by placing an emphasis on diversity, including work from authors across the globe examining the processes and politics of intercultural communication from critical, historical, and indigenous perspectives. The collection covers a wide range of topics: the emergence and evolution of the field; issues and challenges in cross-cultural and intercultural inquiry; cultural wisdom and communication practices in context; identity and intercultural competence in a multicultural society; the effects of globalization; and ethical considerations. Many readings first appeared outside the mainstream Western academy and offer diverse theoretical lenses on culture and communication practices in the world community. Organized into five themed sections for easy classroom use, The Global Intercultural Communication Reader includes a detailed bibliography that will be a crucial resource for today's students of intercultural communication.

Marketing Strategies of Chinese Companies

Focus on Germany und Europe

Author: Fenghua Tang

Publisher: Diplomica Verlag

ISBN: 3836690985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 90

View: 9392


Ten or fifteen years ago global business was mainly in the hands of a select number of multinational giants. Small and medium-sized business concentrated on their home markets and perhaps one or two neighboring countries. Not so any longer. Even the smallest businesses have realized that they have something to market in distant countries. Under these circumstances, Chinese companies of all sizes in various industries have recently opened to foreign competition. According to the Chinese Commerce Ministry's new release on relevant report, the Chinese foreign investment reached a new record of 26,51 billion US-Dollars in 2007. This represented a growth of 25,3 percent compared to 2006. After the quantity expansion, the quality offensive comes silently. Today, Chinese companies throw not only millions of T-Shirts, toys or plastic bowls in the international market but also wireless LCD-televisions, telecom-equipment and precision tools as well. Chinese companies have realized that a competitive advantage based on low costs, low prices and large quantities in a global economy cannot defend itself long. Consequently, they focus consistently on innovation and brands. In addition, China's globalization also needs strong mental forces. China does not just want to be a world factory, but instead be an internationally competitive market place that Western competitors already are. In the involvement of Chinese companies abroad aimed at specific markets, several strategies are recognizable. German and European companies are facing new chances and challenges at the same time. People must correctly assess the situation and corporate strategies and business concepts, with which they respond effectively and sustainably. The following questions are the focus: In what areas and branches do Chinese companies concentrate in German market? Which Chinese companies go abroad? What are their market entry strategies? What are their competitive strategies? And what are the steps of Chinese investments? What problems in the Chinese M&A business in Germany? How to overcome or avoid them? What are other problems? What branches are suffering from Chinese competition in Germany and EU? Chances or threats? How can German companies face this shift in a global economy and respond appropriately?

Intercultural Knowledge Management

A Challenge for Multinational Enterprises

Author: Stephan Gmyrek


ISBN: 3832458581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 57

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Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: It was in the mid 1990 s, when the world of business has recognized the importance of continuous innovations and intensive knowledge sharing. New management concepts such as performance, innovation and knowledge management increasingly emerged. This will undoubtedly determine the future success or failure of multinational enterprises, facing unpredictable market situations. Since business has moved towards a knowledge-driven economy, innovation and new knowledge creation become key factors for success within any industry. With the rise of the web and multimedia technologies, companies have become able to capture, store, organize, share and apply an enormous amount of information. Nowadays, important knowledge and expertise, which was captured in the heads of the employees in former times, should be attainable at any time and any place around the world. But is it like that in reality? First of all knowledge management is a social process between individuals committed to constantly communicate explicit knowledge. Successful knowledge sharing can not be based on technical instruments and databases. It is more a question of corporate culture. Successful and effective knowledge sharing can only be realized by people with a great corporate understanding, values, culture and leadership in order to avoid a culture of knowledge hoarding among the different departments or business units. In intercultural context knowledge has got more dimensions and it is more subtle. People from different cultural background are shaped by different understandings of knowledge and it s communication. Because of that the approach for an effective intercultural knowledge management effort has be observed from different point of views. Only a very sensitive approach with the intention of deeply embedding it into the long term strategy of the company can guarantee lastingly success. Today s multinational enterprises face new challenges. Since the beginning of the Internet Revolution in the early 1990s geographical barriers have become more or less unimportant. At the same time the globalisation process has moved on and international markets have been more and more deregulated. As a consequence international trade and business multiplied world-wide. The time to market for new products decreased while the need to respond to new market conditions quickly increased. The main sources of competitive advantage - efficiency and quality are replaced by [...]

Cross Border Migrant Organizations in Comparative Perspective

Author: L. Pries,Z. Sezgin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137035110

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 6686


This book analyzes the aims, activities and structures of cross border migrant organizations in four European countries of arrival and seven countries of origin, exploring different patterns of cross-border resource mobilization and coordination.

Cultural Dimensions: The Five-Dimensions-Model according to Geert Hofstede

Author: Anja Dellner

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656725691

Category: Social Science

Page: 16

View: 1338


Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Cultural Studies - Basics and Definitions, grade: 1,3, Dresden Technical University, language: English, abstract: Be it in the business world, as a traveller, trying to master a foreign language, or to teach it, nowadays we meet people of foreign cultures more frequently than this was the case just 50 or even 100 years ago. Even though linguistic difficulties are often surmountable through English as lingua franca, meeting people from cultures we are unfamiliar with bears the potential for many misunderstandings. These in turn quite often lead to lack of understanding, conflict, even political disaster, like in 2005 with the Danish caricature scandal involving the newspaper Jyllands Posten, when a fundamentalist Muslim cleric from Egypt living in Denmark felt offended and ridiculed in his religious beliefs by caricatures featuring Mohammed. The Islamic world thereby rallied to the case, and did not only react with outrage and boycott, but with violent attacks, in the course of which 140 people lost their lives and several hundred were injured. Milder reactions, like rejection and hidden resentment are, however, the more common outcomes due to intercultural misunderstandings. How otherwise would there be stereotypes mostly carrying negative connotations, like the obedient Chinese, the superficial American, or the super-punctual German lacking humor? The Dutch anthropologist and cultural scientist Geert Hofstede suggests that the reason for such misunderstandings is a culturally divergent, often concealed moral concept with a direct impact on human actions and thinking. Hofstede has devoted himself to this issue and has developed a model based on a long-time study, elucidating peculiarities of and differences between national cultures in comparison. Thereby Hofstede classified national cultures according to five pillars, also called dimensions, which dependent on the nation vary markedly and in his study are set in relation to each other. The subject and the goal of this assignment is to present the main features of Hofstede’s Model of the Five Dimensions of National Cultures. Following, the practical applicability of this model is briefly discussed.