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Geert Hofstede’s book presentation at “Culture, Organizations and Performance” Conference

  On October 27, at LUISS Business School in Rome, was presented the Italian version of the book by Professor Hofstede, “Cultures and Organizations”, edited and translated by Anna Paola Simonetti of Itim Italy and published by Franco Angeli. In her speech, dedicated to “Cultivate cultural intelligence: the interplay of emotions, perceptions and actions in […]

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Hofstede Symposium” on the 17th of January 2013

The New Year starts with a sequel to the previous Symposium of Professor Geert Hofstede. The symposium is organized by the School of Communication, Media and ICT of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen and Sietar Nederland, the Society of Intercultural Education, Training and Research.

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Geert Hofstede 5-D Model

Managing in an intercultural environment is a complicated issue, requiring a lot more than a list of do’s and don’ts. What international managers need is a general conceptual framework which can help them to understand how, on average, people from different nations view and solve basic problems. Geert Hofstede,

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“Constructing the Best Culture to Perform” by Bob Waisfisz

Itim International and Itim Italy with great pleasure announce the launch of Bob Waisfisz´s book Constructing the Best Culture to Perform on Amazon.com http://amzn.to/1DRcED6. The book is launched both as physical copy and also as a kindle (e-reader) version. In this book Bob founder of Itim International and business partner of Prof. Dr. Geert Hofstede […]

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The psychology of culture

My friend and colleague Fernando Lanzer recently delivered an interesting speech about cultural differences and the psychology of cultures, for TED. In the video Fernando explains in a lively way the five most important dilemmas that every culture shares and with the help of professor Geert Hofstede model and many examples illustrates important consequences of […]

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Building global business: the Culture Factor

The first CultureFactor event received over 120 participants from 9 countries on Friday November 7th. We would like to thank every one of them. A special thanks goes out to our organizing partner, CEGOC Portugal.  The topic of the conference was Building Global Business, the Culture Factor. The main question addressed was: What made small […]

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Essentials in Intercultural Management: a new e-learning course

Created by Itim International, the “Essentials in Intercultural Management” e-learning is a source of inspiration and imagination for professionals working in international business, institutions and organizations. This e-learning is a first step into working effectively and confidently despite differences in culture and experience. You will gain a better understanding of the 6-D model of Hofstede, […]

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Leading Across Cultures: Learn to Adapt Your Style

Erin Meyer is the author of The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business.  Affiliate Professor in the Organisational Behaviour Department at INSEAD Erin specialises in the field of Cross-Cultural Management, Intercultural Negotiations, and Multi-Cultural Leadership.

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Celebrating a journey together

On September 11th 2014, over 160 guests joined the premiere of “An Engineer’s Odyssey“, a documentary about the life and work of Prof. Hofstede. The documentary offers insights in what made this engineer one of the world’s most ground-breaking management gurus. Click for more information on the documentary Professor Hofstede’s motivation for working in the […]

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Conference on “Practical ideas to cultivate cultural intelligence” in Rome

Many excellent companies who claim to base their success on a strong and distinctive organizational culture, able to stimulate the involvement of their internal and external stakeholders. Yet, in actual operations, it’s not always easy to understand how to identify and cultivate common values. Even in today’s globalized world, there are strong contrasts between individuals, […]

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