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Finland Cultural Lone Wolf

Author : Richard Lewis
ISBN : 9781473643758
Genre : Social Science
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Finland, Cultural Lone Wolf is the story of an accomplished nation and her extraordinary people. By pursuing a 'Lone Wolf' policy, Finland raised itself from a struggling, war-battered state to one of the most developed countries in the world over the course of only fifty years. The exponential rise of Nokia from tires and timbers to leading the world_s telecommunication industry is indicative of the Finns and their business style. These remarkable people speak a language unique in its origins and have kept their cultural identity intact despite the influences of powerful neighbors, Sweden and Russia. Uniquely qualified to write about Finland, best-selling author Richard Lewis traces the fascinating Finnish origins, as well as her history, geography, values and culture. His extensive experience with Finnish business provides him with keen insight on leadership style, negotiation strategies and the uniquely Finnish suomi-kuva, or Finland image. Lewis shines when describing Finnish humor, complete with laugh-out-loud jokes and stories. Finland, Cultural Lone Wolf shows both nation and writer at their best.
Category: Social Science


Author : Richard Donald Lewis
ISBN : OCLC:59491186
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Fish Can T See Water

Author : Kai Hammerich
ISBN : 9781118608531
Genre : Business & Economics
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How national culture impacts organizational culture—andbusiness success Using extensive case studies of successful global corporations,this book explores the impact of national culture on the corporatestrategy and its execution, and through this ultimately businesssuccess—or failure. It does not argue that different cultureslead to different business results, but that all cultures impactorganizations in ways both positive and negative, depending on thebusiness cycle, the particular business, and the particularstrategies being pursued. Depending on all of these factors,cultural dynamics can either enable or derail performance. Butrecognizing those cultural factors is difficult for businessleaders; like everyone else, they too can be blind to the cultureof which they are a part. The book offers managers and leaders eight recommendations forrecognizing those cultural factors that negatively impactperformance, as well as those that can be harnessed to encouragesuperior performance. With real case studies from companies inAsia, Europe, and the United States, this book offers a trulyglobal approach to organizational culture. Offers a fresh approach to the effects of national culture onorganizational culture that is applicable to any country in anyregion Based on case studies of such companies as Toyota, Samsung,General Motors, Nokia, Walmart, Kone and British Leyland It describes the origins and nature of the most commoncorporate crisis and how culture impacts the response to such acrisis Ideal for managers, business leaders, and board members, aswell as business school students A welcome response to the flat-Earth fad that argues we're allalike, this book offers a nuanced and practical view of culturaldifferentiators and how they can enable or derail businessperformance.
Category: Business & Economics

Cultureshock Finland

Author : Deborah Swallow
ISBN : 9789814382991
Genre : Etiquette
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CultureShock! Finland guides you on a fun-filled crash course on getting to know this rarely explored country. Find out why the Finns are so proud of their motherland and why others fall in love with it from their first visit. From cosmopolitan Helsinki to traditional Lapland, discover the gems of each region and be charmed by the magical winters and the long summer days. Be acquainted with the Finns and find out what lies behind their silence and the desire for personal space. Understand how environmental consciousness and gender equality play an important role in Finnish society and be initiated into the delights of the Finnish sauna. This book also covers a wide range of practical topics to enable you to settle in seamlessly, such as how to set up home, how to conduct business effectively and what leisure activities are available. CultureShock! Finland is the all-encompassing guide that will help you to find your way in Finland and make it your own.
Category: Etiquette

The Almost Nearly Perfect People

Author : Michael Booth
ISBN : 9781448192281
Genre : Travel
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The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes. 'Neutral' Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after the US and Yemen. 54 per cent of Icelanders believe in elves. Norway is the richest country on earth. 5 per cent of Danish men have had sex with an animal. Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians, on and off, for over ten years, perplexed by their many strange paradoxes and character traits and equally bemused by the unquestioning enthusiasm for all things Nordic and hygge that has engulfed the rest of the world. He leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success and, most intriguing of all, what they think of each other. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterised by suffocating parochialism and populated by extremists of various shades. 'The next Bill Bryson.’ New York Times Winner of the Best Narrative Travel Book Award from the British Guild of Travel Writers
Category: Travel

Impact Of Culture On The Style And Process Of Management And Leadership In India

Author : Gordon Appel
ISBN : 9783638681544
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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,0 (A), University of Teesside (Teesside Business School), course: International Management Styles, 50 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Since the liberalisation of India many international players have entered the Indian market either on joint ventures with some Indian companies or independently. India has emerged as a major participant in the global market. For example, in the field of information technology it has become an important force in the world. Given this kind of development, management researchers in the recent past have also started showing interest in the Indian business environment and in finding out effective ways of doing business as well as managing people in their Indian operations. They have realised that many of the management practices and managerial styles as applied in the west can not be transplanted exactly in the same manner in the Indian context. The role of culture as it relates to norms, values and behaviour patterns has become increasingly important in the field of management issues. There is considerable evidence (e.g. of Hofstede and Trompenaars/Hampden-Turner) that people of different regions hold different work-related values. Such knowledge is important for international as well as national companies. Norms and values create assumptions and expectations. If they are not the same for people working together, troubles may arise. Such mismatches of perception are of special interest in the field of leadership, particularly regarding the relationship between leaders and subordinates. The ability to understand and interpret such situations is the basic prerequisite for being able to behave and communicate in an effective manner. After giving basic social-demographic features about the country, this paper examines the impact of culture on the style and process of management and leadership in

The Cultural Imperative

Author : Richard D. Lewis
ISBN : 193193035X
Genre : Political Science
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Will the tidal wave of globalization lead us to a bland and uniform cultural landscape dominated by a unified cultural perspective? Will cultural imperialism triumph in the twenty-first century? Or will culture, which drives human behavior through religion, language, geography and history, maintain its influence on the human consciousness? In The Cultural Imperative, Global Trends in the Twenty-first Century, Richard D Lewis explores these questions and proposes his thesis in this sweeping new book that examines the forces that keep us from taking off our cultural spectacles and explains how cultural traits are to deeply embedded to be homogenized, as predicted by so many others.
Category: Political Science

When Teams Collide

Author : Richard Lewis
ISBN : 9781904838371
Genre : Business & Economics
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This guide to teams working across cultures explains how culture and language affect the ways we think and respond
Category: Business & Economics