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: 2438

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: 1034

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: 5706

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: 5333

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.

Government and Business: American Political Economy in Comparative Perspective


Author: Richard Lehne

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1608710173

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 361

View: 3549

In the wake of worldwide economic turmoil and efforts toward recovery, understanding the interdependence of government and business is more important than ever. In this thoroughly updated edition, Lehne takes a comparative approach, evaluating the U.S. political economy with respect to those of Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and the EU. The book provides detailed historical context for, and a conceptual understanding of, the business-government environment, and then clarifies the roles of the major actors and outlines the regulatory and policy frameworks. Along the way, Lehne probes some of the most crucial dilemmas facing government and business today. Updates to this edition include: * expanded coverage of ethics as it relates to government and business; * greater attention to China in particular in the feature boxes on developing nations; and * a look at relations between government and business at the subnational level. A comprehensive glossary and chapter summaries enhance student learning.

World Wise

What To Know Before You Go


Author: Lanie Denslow

Publisher: Fairchild Publications


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

View: 3575

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.

The Interpretation of Cultures


Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 2245

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.

Customer Relationship Management

Concept, Strategy, and Tools


Author: V. Kumar,Werner Reinartz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642201091

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 379

View: 4374

Customer relationship management (CRM) as a strategy and as a technology has gone through an amazing evolutionary journey. The initial technological approach was followed by many disappointing initiatives only to see the maturing of the underlying concepts and applications in recent years. Today, CRM represents a strategy, a set of tactics, and a technology that have become indispensible in the modern economy. This book presents an extensive treatment of the strategic and tactical aspects of customer relationship management as we know it today. It stresses developing an understanding of economic customer value as the guiding concept for marketing decisions. The goal of the book is to serve as a comprehensive and up-to-date learning companion for advanced undergraduate students, master's degree students, and executives who want a detailed and conceptually sound insight into the field of CRM.

The Cultural Dimension of Global Business


Author: Gary P. Ferraro,Elizabeth K. Briody

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315410990

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

View: 6914

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.

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: 5600

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 ABCs of Accounting


Author: Loretta Thompson

Publisher: Labyrinth Learning

ISBN: 9781591363644

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

View: 9506

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

An Introduction to Intercultural Communication

Identities in a Global Community


Author: Fred E. Jandt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412992877

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 1236

Filled with thought-provoking examples, photos, quotes, cases, and stories that spark students’ interest and challenge them to reconsider existing viewpoints, the Seventh Edition of Fred Jandt’s An Introduction to Intercultural Communication—a historical framework featuring extensive relevant updates—prepares today’s readers to successfully navigate our increasingly global community.

"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: 550

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

Cross-Cultural Management

Culture and Management across the World


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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135076456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 4417

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.

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: 9938

Revised edition of the authors' Finance.

Cultural Variations and Business Performance: Contemporary Globalism

Contemporary Globalism


Author: Christiansen, Bryan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466603070

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 418

View: 8138

"This book offers the latest research in the field of Business Performance Management in the global economic environment of present conditions while looking at business as a whole entity instead of only at the divisional level"--Provided by publisher.

Fundamentals of Global Strategy

A Business Model Approach


Author: Cornelis de Kluyver

Publisher: Business Expert Press

ISBN: 9781606490730

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

View: 2287

The globalization of the competitive landscape has forced companies to fundamentally rethink their strategies. Whereas once only a few industries such as oil could be labeled truly global, today many-from pharmaceuticals to aircraft to computers-have become global in scale and scope. As a consequence, creating a global competitive advantage has become a key strategic issue for many companies. Crafting a global strategy requires making decisions about which strategy elements can and should be globalized and to what extent.

Metaphors We Live By


Author: George Lakoff,Mark Johnson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226470997

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 1722

The now-classic Metaphors We Live By changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects. Because such metaphors structure our most basic understandings of our experience, they are "metaphors we live by"—metaphors that can shape our perceptions and actions without our ever noticing them. In this updated edition of Lakoff and Johnson's influential book, the authors supply an afterword surveying how their theory of metaphor has developed within the cognitive sciences to become central to the contemporary understanding of how we think and how we express our thoughts in language.

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: 4598

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.

Entrepreneurial Finance


Author: Philip J. Adelman,Alan M. Marks

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133099091

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 7842

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For many, starting a business can be an overwhelming experience. Understanding the financial aspects of running a business can be even more daunting. Entrepreneurial Finance, Sixth Edition was written to help a broad range of U.S. business owners understand the financial aspects of entrepreneurship. Unlike traditional corporate finance books, this text explains the financial topics most important to running a profitable small business suchasinventory control, time value of money, working capital management, and forecasting. Updated to reflect recent economic trends, this edition also shows how two popular business tools (excel and TI BA II Plus calculator) can assist business owners in problem-solving and decision-making. Features Tackles the financial aspects of business entrepreneurship—from business planning to inventory control, to time value of money, to working capital management, to forecasting and financial planning for both the entrepreneur and the business. Provides critical background knowledge—by presenting basic economic and financial concepts early in the text. Explains the different types of small businesses—by examining the financial statements for Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, LLCs and Corporations. Explains all six time value of money formulas—and their application in both personal financial planning and business financial planning. Offers a glimpse at real small businesses—using short end-of-chapter case studies. Shows how to solve sample problems—using excel and the Texas Instruments BAII Plus calculator. Includes time value of money tables—see Appendix B.