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When Cultures Collide : Leading Across Cultures - Richard Lewis

When Cultures Collide

Leading Across Cultures


Published: 29th September 2005
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The successful managers for the next century will be the culturally sensitive ones. You can gain competitive advantage from having strategies to deal with the cultural differences you will encounter in any international business setting.

Richard Lewis provides a guide to working and communicating across cultures, and explains how your culture and language affect the ways in which you think and respond. This revised and expanded edition in paperback of Richard Lewis's book provides an ever more global and practical guide not just to understanding but also managing in different business cultures. New chapters on more than a dozen countries - from Iraq, Israel and Pakistan to Serbia, Columbia and Venezuela - vastly broaden the range.

Lewis provides urbane and knowledgeable guidance... Verdict: this book could mean the difference between winning and losing valuable orders abroad. - The Director

Lewis is a crosscultural expert who has now presented his wisdom in a highly readable book. - Evening Standard

This eloquent, easy-to-read book covers everything you need to consider to create a structure that will allow your international team to succeed...Lewis brings theory to life through a number of engaging case studies, as well as his own personal experience... Lewis has achieved a fine balance between theory often delivered in a light-hearted and easy to remember way and tactical every day application. Whether your international team is 10 people or 10,000 people, the clear narrative provides valuable insight... This fascinating subject is crucial to the success of global business. - People Management

Getting to grips with cultural diversity
Different languages, different worldsp. 3
Cultural conditioningp. 17
Categorizing culturesp. 27
The use of timep. 53
Bridging the communication gapp. 63
Manners (and mannerisms)p. 81
Managing and leading in different cultures
Status, leadership and organizationp. 101
Team building and horizonsp. 125
Motivating people and building trustp. 141
Meetings of the mindsp. 153
Getting to know each other
English-speaking countries
Western European countries
Central and Eastern European countries
Nordic countries
The Baltic states and Central Asian countries
Middle Eastern countries
Asian (south, southeast, east) countries
Latin American countries
Sub-Saharan African countries
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ISBN: 9781904838029
ISBN-10: 1904838022
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 29th September 2005
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.6  x 4.7
Weight (kg): 1.05
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised