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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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mintzberg.pdf

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YES to locally appropriate leadership and to giving credit to indigenous management techniques vs imposing western ones!

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Antes de internacionalizar su firma, analice la cultura

Antes de internacionalizar su firma, analice la cultura | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
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Excellent article (in Spanish) re: what makes the difference to successful internationalization

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Estudio British Council: La Cultura en el Trabajo y Cultural Detective

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The Business Case for Diversity in the Workplace

The Business Case for Diversity in the Workplace | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
What’s the business case for diversity in the workplace? It’s less about what diversity adds, and more about what homogeneity takes away
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David Hain's curator insight, March 30, 2013 5:00 AM

So true...!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 30, 2013 4:22 PM

I read a blog recently where the author, who has positioned himself as an expert, indicated groupthink was OK. I cannot think of a reason why. This article supports diversity of thoughts in organizations.

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Don't underestimate the impact of culture in product design: My Biggest Mistake

Don't underestimate the impact of culture in product design: My Biggest Mistake | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
Long before China developed into the country it is today, I spent a lot of time imagining how I would one day have an office there and collaborate between two teams of industrial designers and mechanical engineers located in Cleveland and China.
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Research Findings: The Value of Intercultural Skills in the Workplace

Research Findings: The Value of Intercultural Skills in the Workplace | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
Culture at Work: The value of intercultural skills in the workplace —A survey conducted by the British Council, Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs, of HR managers at 367 large employers i...
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Hugo's Banker - By Henry Sanderson and Michael Forsythe

Hugo's Banker - By Henry Sanderson and Michael Forsythe | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
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Tapping into the power of mindfulness

Tapping into the power of mindfulness | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
As business classes get underway at the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, MBA students open their laptops and professors fire up PowerPoint presentations in many classrooms.
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Mindfulness is also such an important intercultural competence. 

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Jenny Ebermann's comment, February 28, 2013 2:50 PM
Very true indeed, thanks for sharing Dianne!
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Renewable Energy and the Real Clash of Civilizations by John Mathews - The Globalist

Renewable Energy and the Real Clash of Civilizations by John Mathews - The Globalist | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
Which civilization will win and which will lose — the one based on fossil fuels or the one based on renewables?
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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
Dianne Hofner Saphiere's insight:

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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How to make a multicultural workplace work

How to make a multicultural workplace work | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
A problem often revealed too late for multinationals arriving in China is creation of a “globalised local team” in their offices.
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So important, particularly when heard from local sources on the ground.

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DPG plc's curator insight, May 5, 2013 8:19 AM

and that workplace might not be in the same country as more and more teams work remotely across the world.....

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Estudio British Council: La Cultura en el Trabajo y Cultural Detective

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Sustainable Change: Know How to Handle Complexity Across Cultures

Sustainable Change: Know How to Handle Complexity Across Cultures | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
Business leaders of today face a high level of complexity. Globalization, technological evolutions, market shifts, an increased pace of change. These have changed the business landscape. Business e...
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5 Ways Leading Locally Can Motivate Employees and You | Sustainable Business Forum

5 Ways Leading Locally Can Motivate Employees and You | Sustainable Business Forum | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
With endless examples of ethics scandals, greed, and the disregard for treating employees as people, the time is ripe for surprising leadership that motivates employees and you. Employees, customers and you need encouragement.
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Yes!!!

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British Council Study & Cultural Detective: Culture at Work

Video on the results of a survey conducted by the British Council, Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs, of HR managers at 367 large employers in nin...
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Oxfam: World's Largest Food Companies Creating Legacy of Destruction

Oxfam: World's Largest Food Companies Creating Legacy of Destruction | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
Dianne Hofner Saphiere's insight:

We can have viable, sustainable businesses AND healthy environments and employees. Let's all work together to make this happen!

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The Number One Reason Employees Get Sick….Perceived Unfairness at Work - Sourcing Knowledge Base

Top stories from HR, Recruiting, Staffing, Sourcing, and Job Searching curated from over 300 websites and custom searches.
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Another reason to reduce bias, build inclusion and cross-cultural collaboration now. 

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Jenny Ebermann's comment, March 3, 2013 8:02 AM
Hi there, I have nominated you for the 'Liebster Award'
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Hyundai ends relationship with home demolition equipment firm | BDSmovement.net

Hyundai ends relationship with home demolition equipment firm | BDSmovement.net | Global Business & Organization Development: an Intercultural Perspective | Scoop.it
Dianne Hofner Saphiere's insight:

Bravo, Hyundai!!!! Big business acting responsibly in the world, to promote human rights, to stand up for what is right, to end violence where possible. May we all focus on the human rather than on the money.

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