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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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Italy and Japan: cultural differences at work

Italy and Japan are two countries with very marked cultural differences, both in social and work life. It’s therefore necessary to carefully analyze these differences to reach a better understanding of Japanese behavior at work. Here two examples: the exchange of business cards and the so-called ring system. The possibility of misunderstanding or dislike due […]

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cultural differences and etiquette for the women world

The etiquette, or the art to know how to behave in the right way in every situation, should take into account cultural differences and respect traditions, to avoid faux pas when we are abroad in a country we don’t know very well. Let’s now give some information regarding the etiquette with particular reference to women. […]

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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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cultural evolution of the word “sorry”

As time goes by and generations change some words change their meaning distorted by the daily use. Among them the word “sorry“, always used to ask “forgiveness”, which in recent years has undergone a thorough overhaul of its meaning. The word “sorry” is in fact used less and less to apologize for a behavior that […]

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Five tips for a successful intercultural communication: interview with Gayle Cotton

In business trips it’s important to know cultural customs and traditions of the population we are going to encounter. Not always our habits coincide with those of other countries and cultures, and we can easily be misunderstood. Therefore it is of great consequence to know what’s the right thing to do in each country. Viaggiamo.it […]

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The importance of cross-cultural training

Francesca Prandstraller, lecturer at of Management and Technology Department, Bocconi University, proposed to focus more on cross-cultural training for reaching success in enterprises’ internationalization. According to a research conducted by Italian Multinational (Database Reprint 2012) Italian companies  have over 27,000 branches, with a turnover of over 565 billion Euros, employing 1.5 million people in the […]

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U.S., EU and the French cultural “red line”

Treccani encyclopaedia defines “cultural exception” the “exception to the principle of free market, aimed at protecting the identity and specificity of a culture from the risk of a gradual convergence towards a single cultural model.”

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Italian cultural and economic importance abroad

One of Italian people’s strengths was always the ability to integrate with other cultures. This notion inspired Augusto Giannattasio, author of the book “Italians abroad“, published by Edizioni Momenti and dealing with the stories of Italians abroad since the Second World War to 2013, including the most important steps and experiences of some Italians forced […]

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Internationalization and cultural competences

cultural competences are essential in all areas of our lives, from work place to private life. In this blog we have repeatedly addressed this issue from various points of view, trying to focus especially on business, where managing different cultures of different markets is definitely a key starting point when internationalization is becoming increasingly important.

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