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Business Cultures in Europe

Business Cultures in Europe

by Collin Randlesome


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Major changes which have occurred since this book was first published have been included in this edition. In particular, the chapter on Germany has been substantially revised and now includes a separate section on easter Germany. The other five countries covered in the book have also witnessed changes in their business culture and these have been taken into consideration.

This book examines the background to business practice in Europe of six major countries: Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Spain and the Netherlands. Each chapter tracks the commercial development of that country in the late 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s, focusing on the business environment, special features affecting business, and the response to the EC's single market. The business culture section in each is divided further into business and government, business and the economy, business and the law, business and finance, business and the labour market, business and trade unions and business training, education and development. The test is organized in such a manner to enable cross-referencing between countries, and maps have been included in the new edition.

A well-written and sharply focused compendium
Includes maps for easy reference
2nd edition includes unification of Germany

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780434917280
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 11/28/1990
Pages: 319

About the Author

Before joining Cranfield University, Collin spent seven years in Europe, lecturing at the Universities of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Basle prior to joining The English Institute in Zurich as Deputy Manager. He is the author of the Germany section in "The Making of Managers", a report on management education, training and development in the USA, West Germany, France, Japan and the UK; co-author of a standard work on British and American institutions; English language editor of a book on model business letters in German and English; and editor of and main contributor to "Business Cultures in Europe". Collin is also the author of a book entitled The Business Culture in Germany, published in May 1994. Collin's research and consultancy work focuses on companies with interests in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Table of Contents

Preface; The business culture in Germany - Western Germany; Eastern Germany; The business culture in France; The business culture in Italy; The business culture in the United Kingdom; The business culture in Spain; The business culture in the Netherlands; Conclusion; Index.

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