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This website will help you deal successfully with different cultures and increase your competitiveness in the global market: discover how to develop your cultural skills.

Only in Norway…

Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, drives undercover a taxi in the center of Oslo to personally listen to the views and requests of his fellow citizens during last month election campaign. Read the article and watch the video…

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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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Congratulations!

Professor Geert Hofstede, after being honored by the Queen of Holland a knighthood for his scholarship and contributions at international level, received the German “Life Achievement Award 2012” and on December 1, will be appointed Honorary Professor by University of Tofu in Estonia.

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Belgians and Dutch: where is the difference?

Here is an example of how difficult it’s to move to a different cultural context, even if it isn’t that far and exotic. A few years ago, an important Dutch multinational company decided to move its European headquarters and personnel from the Netherlands to Belgium.

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A “compass” for the global village

Working in the global village companies and organizations very often find extremely difficult managing their business because of the cultural differences they encounter. Negotiating, cooperating, managing human resources and building relationships highlights many different aspects in the way we communicate, organize work and lead a group of collaborators…

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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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