Understanding Global Cultures

Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity

Author: Martin J. Gannon,Rajnandini Pillai

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483340058

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 680

View: 7387

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

Metaphorical Journeys Through 28 Nations, Clusters of Nations, and Continents

Author: Martin J. Gannon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761929802

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 459

View: 8963

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

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497040817

Category: Education

Page: 66

View: 9592

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

Readings, Research Translations, and Commentary

Author: Martin J. Gannon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761913375

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 1237

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.

Paradoxes of Culture and Globalization

Author: Martin J. Gannon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412940443

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 263

View: 4627

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?"

The Cultural Dimension of Global Business

Author: Gary P. Ferraro,Elizabeth K. Briody

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315410990

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

View: 5054

Now in its eighth edition, The Cultural Dimension of Global Business continues to provide an essential foundation for understanding the impact of culture on global business and global business on culture. The highly experienced authors demonstrate how the theory and insights of cultural anthropology can positively influence the conduct of global business, examining a range of issues that individuals and organizations face as they work globally and across cultures. The cross-cultural scenarios presented in each chapter allow students of business, management, and anthropology alike to explore cultural difference while gaining valuable practice in thinking through a variety of complex and thorny cultural issues. The fully updated eighth edition offers: • an expanded focus on organizational activities, with two new chapters that provide greater insight into organizational culture and change, and customer engagement; • fresh case study material with a range of examples drawn from around the world; • further resources via a companion website, including a fully updated Instructor’s Manual and new interactive quiz questions for students.

World Wise

What To Know Before You Go

Author: Lanie Denslow

Publisher: Fairchild Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

View: 3161

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.

Introduction to Finance

Markets, Investments, and Financial Management

Author: Ronald W. Melicher,Edgar A. Norton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118492676

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 587

View: 7350

Revised edition of the authors' Finance.

Intercultural Communication

A Contextual Approach

Author: James W. Neuliep

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412976898

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 435

View: 1850

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.

Working in the Shadows

A Year of Doing the Jobs (Most) Americans Won't Do

Author: Gabriel Thompson

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 156858699X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 3800

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.

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 5908

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

Culture and Management across the World

Author: Jean-François Chanlat,Eduardo Davel,Jean-Pierre Dupuis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135076464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 7100

All cultures appear to share the belief that they do things ‘correctly’, while others, until proven otherwise, are assumed to be ignorant or barbaric. When people from different cultures work together and cannot take shared meanings for granted, managers face serious challenges. An individual’s parsing of an experience and its meaning may vary according to several cultural scales – national, professional, industrial and local. Awareness of cultural differences and the willingness to view them as a positive are therefore crucial assets. This edited textbook sets itself apart from existing cross-cultural management texts by highlighting to the reader the need to avoid both ethnocentrism and the belief in the universality of his or her own values and ways of thinking: the success of international negotiations and intercultural management depends on such openness and acceptance of real differences. It encourages the development of ‘nomadic intelligence’ and the creative use of a culture’s resources, according to a symbolic anthropology perspective. Through the essays and case studies in the chapters, readers will become aware of the intercultural dimension of business activities and better understand how they affect work. Cross-Cultural Management will help interested parties – students of business management, international relations and other disciplines, and business managers and other professionals – develop their ability to interact, take action and give direction in an intercultural context.

Cultures and Organizations: Software for the Mind

Author: Geert Hofstede,Gert Jan Hofstede

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071505687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 730

The landmark study of cultural differences across 70 nations, Cultures and Organizations helps readers look at how they think—and how they fail to think—as members of groups. Based on decades of painstaking field research, this new edition features the latest scientific results published in Geert Hofstede’s scholarly work Culture’s Consequences, Second Edition. Original in thought and profoundly important, Cultures and Organizations offers vital knowledge and insight on issues that will shape the future of cultures and nations in a globalized world.

Beyond Hofstede

Culture Frameworks for Global Marketing and Management

Author: Cheryl Nakata

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230240836

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 8057

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.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609294

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 1773

"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.

The ABCs of Accounting

Author: Loretta Thompson

Publisher: Labyrinth Learning

ISBN: 9781591363644

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

View: 2756

The ABCS of Accounting, 2nd Edition is the perfect book for non- accountants to learn about accounting principles. Requiring no prior accounting knowledge, this course is a great foundation for students expecting to take QuickBooks courses, a perfect accompaniment for a computerized accounting course, and an excellent option for small business owners and others who simply need a better understanding of accounting basics. Our second edition is even better than our well-received first edition. In this edition, we've retained the same instructional design found to be highly effective by educators throughout the country. And we've made a few key improvements, including expanded concepts discussions and additional guidance with exercises. Some key features: * Written for beginners; no accounting background required * Covers a brief history of accounting and its origins * Delves right into the accounting equation: Assets = Liabilities + Owner's Equity * Includes an integrative case study with Dan Diver as he starts his business; his accounting needs grow with each lesson * Covers T-accounts and their uses in accounting * Provides business transaction analysis steps * Works through the entire accounting cycle using various small business case studies * Ends with a mini practice case study wherein students do the accounting for an entire month and prepare the financial statements

"Wir die Völker" : die Rolle der Vereinten Nationen im 21. Jahrhundert ; [ein neues Jahrhundert - neue Herausforderungen]

Author: Kofi Atta Annan,United Nations. Dept. of Public Information

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211008449

Category: Photography

Page: 80

View: 5855

Reports on present and future achievements, goals, and challenges for the United Nations. Gives information and statistics on sustainable growth, combating HIV/AIDS, preventing deadly conflicts, and pursuing arms reductions. Looks at coping with climate change, preserving biodiversity, and building a new ethic of global stewardship, and discusses changes within the United Nations related to identifying strengths and making digital connections. Annan is Secretary-General of the United Nations. Lacks a subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Leading With Communication

A Practical Approach to Leadership Communication

Author: Teri Kwal Gamble,Michael W. Gamble

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 145228931X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 5283

Leading with Communication, by bestselling authors Teri and Michael Gamble, prepares today's students to acquire skills, develop a global perspective, and master the technology they need to enhance their visibility and credibility as leaders. Addressing leadership from the students' perspective, the book facilitates in readers the ability to nurture their leadership and team-building talents. The book's emphasis on skills, including its focus on developing the global and technological competencies that support the performance of leadership, promotes in students the ability to think critically and imaginatively. With this text, students will learn to communicate effectively as they also learn how to inspire confidence, foster innovation, and build an effective team.

Healing Traditions

The Mental Health of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

Author: Laurence J. Kirmayer,Gail Guthrie Valaskakis

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 077485863X

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 4872

Aboriginal peoples in Canada have diverse cultures but share common social and political challenges that have contributed to their experiences of health and illness. This collection addresses the origins of mental health and social problems and the emergence of culturally responsive approaches to services and health promotion. Healing Traditions is not a handbook of practice but a resource for thinking critically about current issues in the mental health of indigenous peoples. Cross-cutting themes include: the impact of colonialism, sedentarization, and forced assimilation; the importance of land for indigenous identity and an ecocentric self; and processes of healing and spirituality as sources of resilience.