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Exploring Culture brings Geert Hofstede's five dimensions of national culture to life. Gert Jan Hofstede and his co-authors Paul Pedersen and Geert Hofstede introduce synthetic cultures, the ten "pure" cultural types derived from the extremes of the five dimensions. The result is a playful book of practice that is firmly rooted in theory. Part light, part serious, but always thought-provoking, this unique book approaches training through the three-part process of building awareness, knowledge, and skills. It leads the reader through the first two components with more than 75 activities, dialogues, stories, and incidents. The Synthetic Culture Laboratory and two full simulations fulfill the skill-building component. Exploring Culture is suitable for students, trainers, coaches and educators. It can be used for individual study or as a text, and it serves as an excellent partner to Geert Hofstede's popular Cultures and Organizations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781877864902
ISBN-10: 1877864900
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 180mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Intercultural Press Inc
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gert Jan Hofstede

Geert Hofstede is an international authority in the field of cross-cultural social psychology and is cofounder of the Institute for Research and Intercultural cooperation at Tilburg University where he also serves as a Senior Fellow. Culture's Consequences and Cultures and Organizations are two of the books for which he is famous. Gert Jan Hofstede, son of Geert Hofstede, is a senior researcher and Assistant Professor in Information Technology at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He has authored four books and numerous articles. Paul B Pedersen is Professor Emeritus as Syracuse University's School of Education. He is a well-known author and authority in the field of cross-cultural counselling. He is the author of Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counselling and Therapy. He has taught at universities in Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan.

Books By Author Gert Jan Hofstede