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Understanding Cultural Differences: Germans, French and Americans

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Human 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 ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 27th 2000 by Nicholas Brealey (first published March 1990)
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Patty
Feb 17, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, travel
Too old, too dated. Global economy has made these observations useless in this context. I would love to see this updated without the focus on business, but on travel and experience.
Raul
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Edward T. Hall, the principal author, now deceased, is highly regarded in the field of semiotics (how people communicate by means other than language, e.g. behaviour). Based on interviews with German, French and American executives and on extensive research into intercultural relations, this book provides insights and practical advice on day-to-day transactions in international business. It is designed to help Americans, Germans and the French better understand one another's psychology and behav ...more
Jeffrey
Jan 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This is a good one helping me to further understand what it is that I do here in Austria. Although the book does not specifically talk much about Austria, the differences in culture between the Germans (and Austrians), the French, and the Americans is really insightful. And...it's a good read. ;)
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Gery
Dec 02, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very intruiging book, although quite outdated (I was obviously aware of it beforehand).
James
Apr 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First culture book I've ever read. Not bad.
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Born in Webster Groves, Missouri, Hall taught at the University of Denver, Colorado, Bennington College in Vermont, Harvard Business School, Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University in Illinois and others. The foundation for his lifelong research on cultural perceptions of space was laid during World War II when he served in the U.S. Army in Europe and the Philippines.

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