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MGMT 461: International Management (Berks)

Resources and research tips for MGMT 461 (Berks) and the country report assignment.

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Sociological and Cultural Aspects

Business Environment and Management Aspects

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Countries and Their Cultures

Surveys each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts, using a standard entry format for easy comparison.

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: the bestselling guide to doing business in more than 60 countries

Your Passport to International Business Etiquette The most authoritative and comprehensive text of its kind, Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands, 2nd Edition is your must-have guide to proper international business protocol.

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The World's Business Cultures and How to Unlock Them

The authors provide a framework for understanding any culture in the world, but include specific chapters on the top 10 economies in the world in 2050, according to Morgan Grenfell bank: China, USA, Germany, UK, Russia, India, Brazil, France, Italy and Japan.

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Global Business Etiquette: A Guide to International Communication and Customs

Drawing from their many years of research and training in the field; highlighting such important elements of communication as nonverbal gestures, dress, and gift giving customs; and featuring dozens of colorful examples and useful tips; the authors present a practical approach to interpreting signals and symbols around the world, overcoming stereotypes, and mastering the nuances of international communication.

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Bridging the Culture Gap: A Practical Guide to International Business Communication

Packed with fascinating cases, cultural awareness scales, communication style tests and practical tips, this lively guide will help anyone - of any nationality - to become a better communicator.

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Doing Business with Japan : Successful Strategies for Intercultural Communication

The author draws on his extensive bilingual and bicultural experience to provide readers with an insightful look at many key aspects of doing business with Japan, ranging from initiating and maintaining business contacts, effective interpersonal communication, decision-making styles, negotiation tactics, presentational speaking, working of Japanese multinational companies, and living and working in Japan.

Access to Asia: your multicultural guide to building trust, inspiring respect, and creating long-lasting business relationships

Create meaningful relationships that translate to better business Access to Asia presents a deeply insightful framework for today's global business leaders and managers. Readers will find in-the-trenches advice and stories from 80 regional experts in 10 countries, including China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Korea.

Communication Beyond Boundaries

Introduces the principles of cross cultural communication, and how these principles can be developed and applied across most cultures and countries. The book approaches communication in diverse environments as an exercise in understanding communication across physical, and psycho-social boundaries; hence its title.

Doing Business in ASEAN Markets

The authors of this important book analyse the pitfalls and risks of doing business in ASEAN countries that are mostly absent in Western markets, covering various strategic, external, operational, and legal-cultural challenges for international companies. Encompassing issues of governance and leadership standards, the authors present case studies and practical solutions underpinned by academic research.

Global Vision: How Companies Can Overcome the Pitfalls of Globalization

Global Vision: How Companies Can Overcome the Pitfalls of Globalization addresses the business challenges that globalization poses. It will help managers improve their global acumen by developing a better understanding of the cultural, political, and economic risks they face as they expand globally.

The Culture Map: breaking through the invisible boundaries of global business

An international business expert helps you understand and navigate cultural differences in this insightful and practical guide, perfect for both your work and personal life. Meyer provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business, and combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice.

Global Communication and Collaboration

Speed, social change, historical inheritance and cultural gaps are key factors which have significant impact on global collaboration and global sourcing. Major theories of international management, company internationalization, cultural dimensions and distances will be discussed to develop cross-cultural competencies and conflict management styles for international project managers.

Successful Global Leadership: Frameworks for Cross-Cultural Managers and Organizations by Henson, Ramon

This book provides practical frameworks for anyone hoping to become a successful global leader, and outlines the challenges that international firms face when managing across cultures. It highlights the cognitive, affective, and behavioral actions leaders can take to understand the differences between foreign values and traditions, and how to develop a corporate environment where global leadership can thrive.

Recommended Business Periodicals

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Bloomberg Businessweek

Click for access via Business Source Premier.

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Financial Times

Click for access via Access World News database. Full text content is embargoed for 30 days.

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Wall Street Journal newspaper on a table.

Wall Street Journal

Click for access via ABI/INFORM database.

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Economist magazine on a table.


Click for access via Gale in Context: Global Issues database.

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Click for access via Business Source Premier.

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