Order our book online!

May 25, 2014 by

When we are the foreigners: What Chinese think about working with Americans.

John N. Doggett, Haiping Tang and I invite you to check out our newest book.  Head to the createspace URL for details and to purchase a copy (or look us up on Amazon.com).

https://www.createspace.com/3611853

If you order on createspace.com, use the following discount code for 15% off: ZSC5ED3H

If you would rather have a Kindle version, here’s the link

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005OLF94W

And for a nice Kirkus Review

http://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/indie/orlando-r-kelm/when-we-are-foreigners/

Salvador 2014 – Final Assignment

July 3, 2014 by

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First of all, thank you again for being part of our class.  For me it has been a pleasure to go through all of the cultural theories and present to you ways that these issues apply to Brazil.  It has been enlightening to view each of these through your experiences, photos, posts, examples, and stories.  Thank you for being good sports, willing to participate, and open to sharing in your experiences.

Final Assignment:

Thinking back on your past 6 weeks in Brazil, identify 3 things that you have experienced or observed that illustrate cultural differences that have affected you personally.

 

1.  Provide the background information and context to describe this observation or experience.
2.  Categorize this event using any of the three models of intercultural communication that we presented in class:  Victor’s LESCANT model, Hamden-Turner & Trompenaars’ Dilemma Theory, Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions.
4.  Resolve the cultural issue by assessing how it potentially affects your opinions or behavior.  What does this tell you about yourself or about Brazil or Brazilians in general?
5.  Identify how this relates to your own intercultural development, as related to the IDI continuum: Denial, Polarization, Minimization, Acceptance, Adoption.

 

Hofstede’s Power Distance Index

June 24, 2014 by

The first cultural dimension from Hofstede is Power Distance Index.  Here’s an English language summary of this dimension

English Summary PDF Version

The Hofstede Centre: http://geert-hofstede.com

 

Hofstede’s Individualism – Collectivism

June 23, 2014 by

The second cultural dimension from Hofstede is Individualism – Collectivism.  Here is an English language summary of this dimension

English Summary PDF Version

The Hofstede Centre http://geert-hofstede.com

 

Hofstede’s Masculinity – Femininity

June 22, 2014 by

The third cultural dimension from Hofstede is Masculinity – Femininity.

Here is an English language summary of this dimension.

English Summary PDF Version

 

Hofstede’s Uncertainty Avoidance

June 22, 2014 by

The fourth cultural dimension from Hofstede is Uncertainty Avoidance.

Here is an English language summary of this dimension.

English Summary PDF Version

 

Hofstede’s Long-Term Orientation

June 21, 2014 by

The fifth cultural dimension from Hofstede is Long-Term Orientation.

Here is an English language summary of this dimension.

English Summary PDF Version

 

Hofstede’s additional dimensions

June 20, 2014 by

As time has gone on, new analysis has led to the identification of additional cultural dimensions.  Here is an English summary of Pragmatic – Normative and Indulgence – Restraint

English Summary PDF Version

The Hofstede Centre: http://geert-hofstede.com

Sequential Time – Synchronous Time

June 15, 2014 by

The sixth dilemma from Hampden-Turner & Trompenaars is Sequential Time – Synchronous Time.

Here is an English language summary of this dilemma

English Summary PDF Version

Here is a Spanish language presentation and summary of this dilemma

Quicktime movie version

PDF file version

Hampden-Turner, Charles and Fons Trompenaars. 2002. Building Cross-Cultural Competence: How to Create Wealth From Conflicting Values.  New Haven & London: Yale University Press.

Inner Direction – Outer Direction

June 14, 2014 by

The fith dilemma from Hampden-Turner & Trompenaars is Inner Direction – Outer Direction.

Here is an English language summary of this dilemma

English Summary PDF Version

Here is a Spanish language version and summary of this dilemma.

Quicktime movie version

PDF file version

And here are some links to Invictus, based on on great example of Outer Direction orientation

Invictus (Morgan Freeman)

Inspiration from Invictus

Hampden-Turner, Charles and Fons Trompenaars. 2002. Building Cross-Cultural Competence: How to Create Wealth From Conflicting Values.  New Haven & London: Yale University Press.

Achieved Status – Ascribe Status

June 11, 2014 by

The fourth dilemma from Hampden-Turner & Trompenaars is Achieved – Ascribed Status.

Here is an English Language Summary of this dilemma

English Summary PDF Version

Here is a Spanish Language presentation and summary of this dilemma

Spanish Summary – Quicktime movie version

Spanish Summary – PDF file version

Hampden-Turner, Charles and Fons Trompenaars. 2002. Building Cross-Cultural Competence: How to Create Wealth From Conflicting Values.  New Haven & London: Yale University Press.


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