Working Across Cultures / Edition 1

Working Across Cultures / Edition 1

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by John Hooker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804748071

ISBN-13: 9780804748070

Pub. Date: 07/30/2003

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Cultural understanding is indispensable for people who live and work abroad or in multicultural settings, but few have appropriate knowledge and training in this area. Working Across Cultures addresses this need. Suitable for general readers yet intellectually challenging, the book illustrates how to thrive in unfamiliar cultures by understanding and tapping

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Cultural understanding is indispensable for people who live and work abroad or in multicultural settings, but few have appropriate knowledge and training in this area. Working Across Cultures addresses this need. Suitable for general readers yet intellectually challenging, the book illustrates how to thrive in unfamiliar cultures by understanding and tapping into the stress management mechanisms used by the people who live there.

The book begins by refuting the notion that professional life interacts with culture only at the level of etiquette. Distinguishing between rule-based and relationship-based cultures, the author examines the roles of authority, individualism, competition, security, negotiation, contracts, supervision, lifestyle, and even humor in different cultures. He shows how different concepts of time, space, information, and wealth shape everyday life across cultures. The book concludes with a comprehensive reading list for more than one hundred countries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804748070
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
07/30/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
827,607
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The Cultural Iceberg1
Ch. 2Space, Time, and Context21
Ch. 3Culture and Prosperity38
Ch. 4What Is Culture?58
Ch. 5Mexico71
Ch. 6Germany and Denmark99
Ch. 7Classification of Cultures129
Ch. 8Culture and Stress166
Ch. 9China181
Ch. 10India215
Ch. 11The West243
Ch. 12Turkey and Islam260
Ch. 13Zimbabwe288
Ch. 14Cross-Cultural Ethics314
Ch. 15The United States and Multiculturalism331
Further Reading355
Index395

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