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The Rise Of Multicultural Managers

The Rise Of Multicultural Managers | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
By Yves Doz INSEAD Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management; and the Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation Many multinational companies have hidden, unrecognised multicultural gems within their ranks.
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The Words Every Woman Should Know

The Words Every Woman Should Know | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
Men discount what women say with surprising regularity. Here’s how women should respond.
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World's biggest palm oil company makes zero deforestation commitment

World's biggest palm oil company makes zero deforestation commitment | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
Wilmar, the world's largest palm oil trader and a long-time target of environmentalists, has signed a landmark policy that commits the company to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain.
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Big business can make a huge difference. Rethinking our policies and our processes can improve our planet and our socioeconomics in powerful ways. Let's lead positive change!

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Urban world: The shifting global business landscape | McKinsey & Company

Urban world: The shifting global business landscape | McKinsey & Company | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
By 2025, almost half of the world’s biggest companies will probably be based in emerging markets, profoundly altering global competitive dynamics. A McKinsey Global Institute article.
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New Study on How the Language We Speak Affects Us

New Study on How the Language We Speak Affects Us | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
"The structure of languages affects our judgments and decisions about the future, and this might have dramatic long-term consequences." On October 1st I read an interesting article in Scientific Am...
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No place like home | Africa Renewal Online

No place like home | Africa Renewal Online | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
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Companies aren't always prepared when workers return home, veteran expatriates say

Companies aren't always prepared when workers return home, veteran expatriates say | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
Spending a few years overseas can vault ambitious employees into senior leadership positions. But companies aren't always prepared when those workers return home, veteran expatriates and executive recruiters say.
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The 59 Countries That Are Most Prepared To Handle An Uncertain Future

The 59 Countries That Are Most Prepared To Handle An Uncertain Future | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
A new report ranks the world's countries not on their economic indicators but on their ability to safeguard the needs of its future generations. The...
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Dianne Hofner Saphiere's curator insight, September 7, 2013 6:25 PM

Yes! Sustainability and looking out for our children and grandchildren's futures, rather than just tracking short-term economic gains. I am happy to see this becoming more of a focus.

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The Rise Of Multicultural Managers

The Rise Of Multicultural Managers | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
By Yves Doz INSEAD Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management; and the Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation Many multinational companies have hidden, unrecognised multicultural gems within their ranks.
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Cross-cultural Effectiveness: Cultural Detective Toolkit

This is a brief introduction to the world's only process-based intercultural competence development toolset, a collaborative project of over 140 experts worldwi
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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, June 17, 2013 4:39 PM

Excellent tools I must say!

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Bolivia, the first Latin-American country to ban McDonald's - Expression of Truth

Bolivia, the first Latin-American country to ban McDonald's - Expression of Truth | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
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This documentary looks to be interesting. Cultural rejection along the lines of what Disney experienced? Political leadership and vision? Just fanaticism? Or plain ol' cross-cultural misunderstanding?

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Global Statistics on Women's Rights

Global Statistics on Women's Rights | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
I'm guessing you've heard of "One Billion Rising," a global action project to end violence against girls and women. They hold a mirror up to us that shows a reflection oh-so-difficult to own: that ...
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The economic and transformative, innovative potential of women worldwide is huge. Powerful video.

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Cowboys on the Rhine: US Firms Flout German Labor Practices - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Cowboys on the Rhine: US Firms Flout German Labor Practices - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
Last week workers walked out in protest at Amazon's two largest distribution centers in Germany.
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Different legal and labor practices, and underlying it all are different worldviews, relationship expectations, views of society and business, and CULTURE.

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Iron Man 3 execs 'changed film for Chinese audience' by adding four minutes to the film with Chinese actors

Iron Man 3 execs 'changed film for Chinese audience' by adding four minutes to the film with Chinese actors | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
Iron Man 3 is breaking box office records around the world and is close to hitting $100 million in China.
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VERY creative global/local business balancing, it would seem!

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, May 19, 2013 3:43 AM

Very important from an intercultural perspective!

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Conversational Model of Management: Shaping a Better Future Together

Conversational Model of Management: Shaping a Better Future Together | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
Managers need to communicate as effectively as possible. This is especially true within intercultural business environments.
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Open Letter to Home Office Senior Management & Their Agents

Open Letter to Home Office Senior Management & Their Agents | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
This is a guest blog post by Reyno Magat (full bio at bottom of the post), leadership and talent development consultant, coach and mentor, about a topic of crucial importance in the global mobility...
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Diversity is the key to superior performance - Telegraph

Diversity is the key to superior performance - Telegraph | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
The realisation that we need more variety of perspective has helped to significantly improve the diversity of UK corporate boards.
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Video -

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Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn talks with WSJ Deputy Managing Editor Alan Murray about the differences in management style required for different corporate cultures in this excerpt from Tuesday's Viewpoints conversation.
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A voice of experience on global management styles...

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Cheap razor made after P&G watches Indians shave

Cheap razor made after P&G watches Indians shave | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
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Excellent case study. Powerful example of a major corporation learning about customer needs, and learning from those very customers, in order to adapt and develop product.

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Harvard Business School Case Study: Gender Equity

Harvard Business School Case Study: Gender Equity | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
An aggressive program intended to foster female success brought improvements, but also resentment and uncertainty.
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Oh dear oh dear...

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The Global Rise of Female Entrepreneurs

The Global Rise of Female Entrepreneurs | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
They're 224 million strong, and growing.
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EXCELLENT news all around, I'd say.

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China’s Corporate Crackdown by Simon Zadek - Project Syndicate

China’s Corporate Crackdown by Simon Zadek - Project Syndicate | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
In recent months, the Chinese government has leveled a series of allegations of corporate misconduct – ranging from food-product contamination to price rigging and bribery – against multinational firms.
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Dianne Hofner Saphiere's comment, August 25, 2013 5:35 PM
Excellent news that corporate social responsibility is becoming more important, and that we will perhaps have a diversity of culturally-appropriate ways of enacting it.
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Why France is gearing up for a culture war with the United States

Why France is gearing up for a culture war with the United States | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
Agnès Poirier: The recent transatlantic trade agreement talks have reawakened a long-running dispute about the French 'cultural exception'
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Perfect illustrations of how deeply cultural differences can go, and how very difficult they can be to bridge.

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Dianne Hofner Saphiere's curator insight, June 9, 2013 2:47 PM

Perfect illustrations of how deeply cultural differences can go, and how very difficult they can be to bridge.

Jenny Ebermann's comment, June 10, 2013 10:08 AM
Especially when it comes to arts and culture for everybody! I truly believe that everybody should have access to theatre, movies etc. so that cultural richness and ideas can spread to everybody, rich and poor, old and young.
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Gap, Walmart, Target: American Retailers Snub Safety Agreement For Bangladesh Workers

It Just Makes You Proud: http://www.politicalarticles.net/blog/2011/07/14/it-just-makes-you-proud/ ----------------------------------------------------- ** V...
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This is the sort of thing we need to work to stop, from the inside out and from the outside in. Local economies need support, heads of families need to be able to provide for their families, corporations need profits, AND we all need sustainability, environmental stewardship, and SAFETY. We all need to do what's right and create ways to achieve our needs/goals.

These are the 14 brand names:
Walmart, Gap, Macy’s, Sears/Kmart, JCPenney, VF Corp., Target, Kohl’s, Cato Fashions, Carter’s, Nordstrom, American Eagle Outfitters, The Children’s Place, Foot Locker

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Africa’s surprisingly hopeful business outlook

Africa’s surprisingly hopeful business outlook | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
By Carolyn Campbell, Special to CNN

Editor’s note: Carolyn Campbell is a partner at Emerging Capital Partners, a pan-African private equity investor headquartered in Washington DC. The views expressed are her own.
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May Africa, and the rest of the world, benefit from experiences elsewhere in the world so that we work in collaboration rather than exploitation, sustainability rather than quick profits. Sustainable cross-cultural collaboration is the path forward!

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How Culture Shapes the Office

How Culture Shapes the Office | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Research based on the Hofstede dimensions, though I don't see any citation. I've read the full report quite a while ago, but this presentation of the findings is interesting.

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