Understanding American and German Business Cultures — A Manager's Guide to the Cultural Context in Which American and German Companies Operate - Patrick SchmidtMeridian World Press, 1999, Paperback [Ringbound] ..
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3rd Edition. From the cover: “Whether German or American, this book will stimulate your understanding of both sides to an increasingly important partnership-equation. The book uses the comparative method so that the reader is able to immediately grasp where the differences are. In seven chapters, the book covers: Culture — The unspoken assumptions of a culture; Theoretical frameworks; Psychology — Characteristics of Germans and Americans; Historical analysis of the two psychologies; Business — Basic business assumptions in both cultures; Perceptual differences of the manager’s role; Meetings — Cultural clashes, formal and informal styles; Brain-storming versus systematic thinking; Communication — Elaboration and attentiveness of Germans; Simplicity and humour of Americans; Business Ethics and Lawsuits — Puritanism heritage and ethics; Influence of Roman and Anglo-Saxon laws; Intercultural Competence — The cross-cultural “swinger”; The importance of foreign languages; Examples are drawn from both the United States and Germany Interactive exercises and checklists confirm the main points.”
Size: 8¾" x 7"
Number of Pages: 112
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