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Working Across Cultures
Applications and Exercises


October 2000 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

You can help students and trainees gain a better understanding of the complexity of culture! The 71 exercises in this book can help you provide students and trainees with the practical experience and knowledge needed to succeed in real-world situations. Drawing from over 15 years of cross-cultural training experience, the author has assembled a diverse number of engaging exercises that can be quickly implemented with minimal effort. Self-administered questionnaires, case studies, culture-focused interviews, and pro and con debates are just a few of the wide range of activities you can use to enrich the classroom.

Applications and exercises focus on key issues:

  • Cross-cultural differences
  • Cross-cultural dimensions such as individualism and collectivism, time and space, and power distance
  • Emotional expressiveness
  • Interaction of language and society
  • Cross-cultural negotiating

All exercises have been extensively class-tested in the United States and in non-American universities in Europe and Asia.

 
Understanding Cross-Cultural Differences
 
The Dimensions of Culture
Part I  
 
The Dimensions of Culture
Part II  
 
Cultural Metaphors
 
Cultures as Processes, Outcomes, and Emotional Expression
 
Sociolinguistics
 
Additional Behaviors Across Cultures
 
Cross-Cultural Negotiations
 
A Metaphor in Depth
The German Symphony  
 
A Metaphor in Depth
The Japanese Garden  
 
Training Videos and Web Sites

Very good exercise to do with students. Many good ideas supplementing the Gannon - Journey... Book. I will adopt it as a teachers source and recommend it for the students if they need to practice more.

Professor Kerstin Bremser
Faculty of Law & Social Science, Pforzheim University of Applied Sci
May 19, 2016

You can never get enough information about working in different cultures. Another aspect/point of view is excellent.

Mrs Sarah Harper
Hotel Tourism & Retail Management, Robert Gordon University
September 24, 2013

The exercises are useful tools in creating lively lessons. Descriptions are brief and clear and the accompanying commentaries provide the necessary background for debriefing. With some modifications, many of the exercises could be used for both culturally homogenous and heterogeneous participants.

Ms Rosalyn Eder
International Studies , Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
September 27, 2012

The exercises are useful tools in creating lively lessons. Descriptions are brief and clear and the accompanying commentaries provide the necessary background for debriefing. With some modifications, many of the exercises could be used for both culturally homogenous and heterogeneous participants.

Ms Rosalyn Eder
International Studies , Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
September 27, 2012

I really like the text as it is insightful. Have used some of the material for class discussions and exercises.

Dr Norhayati Zakaria
Faculty of Business and Management, University of Wollongong in Dubai
December 28, 2011

I found it really useful and helpful. My course consists of lectures and practical courses. It is important to make such practical experiences what can ease the preparation for real multicultural environment. This book is a great help for achieving this purpose.

Mr Gábor Réthi
Institute of Management Science, Miskolc University
June 3, 2011

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