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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 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 […]


“Attract, Train and Keep Global Talents”: International Conference – 15 October 2015, Tromsø – Norway

  Attracting global talents is not an easy task, retaining them is an even greater challenge. Itim International organizes a very interesting conference: this October 15 join our speakers in Tromsø, Norway to discuss the vital role that culture plays in the motivation and success of talents. Meet leading experts from both academia and business, […]


A new course “Cultures, Leadership and Project Management”

  How to minimize conflicts and maximize opportunities in multicultural projects? The cultural diversity within many cross-cultural projects require those managing them to adapt their project management approach to be in harmony with the practices and behaviours of stakeholders from these cultures. Failure to do so can lead to conflict and misunderstanding about the project […]


Italian companies and Internationalization: the results of our search

  Today, companies and organizations increasingly need a “compass” that allows them to navigate, and often extricate themselves, among the many cultural differences found in that great little village that our world has become. But how to address the problem? Itim International recently conducted an international study to examine the subject and measure companies’ propensity […]


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 […]


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, […]


Take off your glasses!

My Itim International’s colleague and dear friend since many years, Fernando Lanzer, wrote a very interesting book about cultural differences and managing styles, politics and economy in a global world. The book is now available as e-book and I recommend it to every  reader interested in the fascinating theme of managing cultural differences. In this […]


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 […]


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 […]


Global Partnership ITIM International & AIESEC

  &  It is with great pleasure and excitement that Itim International announces a Global Partnership with AIESEC. Itim International and AIESEC have a shared purpose in developing cultural awareness in the managers of tomorrow. The goal of our collaboration is to increase AIESEC members’ effectiveness in dealing with cultural challenges, and assist them in […]


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