Understanding Cultural Differences
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Understanding Cultural Differences by Edward T. Hall
Book DescriptionHuman resource management, at home and abroad, means assisting the corporation's most valuable asset-its people-to function effectively. Edward T. and Mildred Reed Hall contribute to this effort by explaining the cultural context in which corporations in Germany, France, and the United States operate and how this contributes to misunderstandings between business personnel from each country. Then they offer new insights and practical advice on how to manage day-to-day transactions in the international business arena. Understanding Cultural Differences echoes and elaborates on Edward T. Hall's classic studies in intercultural relations, The Silent Language and The Hidden Dimension. It is a valuable guide for business executives from the three countries and a model of cross-cultural analysis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781877864070
(216mm x 142mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Intercultural Press Inc
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Edward T. Hall
Bernard Plossu's New Mexico, Paperback (June 2006)
Discusses the works of a French photographer whose works reflects locales from all over the world: Senegal, Turkey, Poland, Mexico, Guatemala, and the American West. These are images of New Mexico and reflect the influence of the sun, the dust, the rain, the mud, the wind, the snow, and the altitude.
Beyond Culture, Paperback (June 1997)
Calls for and speculates on an extensive transcendence of individual cultures, of material and verbal extensions of the ego, and of the alienating denial of individual talents and powers.
Hidden Dimension, Paperback (July 1988)
Hall examines the various cultural concepts of space and how differences among them affect modern society. The Hidden Dimension demonstrates how man's use of space can affect personal and business relations, cross-cultural exchanges, architecture, city planning, and urban renewal. Illustrated.
Silent Language, Paperback (July 1973)» View all books by Edward T. Hall
A study of the non-verbal language which exists in every culture, the elaborate patterns of behavior through which we communicate.
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Author Biography - Edward T. Hall
Edward T. Hall is a respected anthropologist and cross-cultural researcher who has taught at various universities across the U.S., including Harvard Business School, Northwestern University, the University of Denver, and others. With extensive experience in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, Hall worked for the U.S. State Department teaching intercultural communication skills to Foreign Service personnel and wrote several groundbreaking works in culture, communication, and the study of proxemics, including The Silent Language, The Hidden Dimension, The Dance of Life, and Beyond Culture. Hall currently lives in Sante Fe, New Mexico.
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