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Exploring Culture: Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures

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Exploring Culture: Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures truly brings Geert Hofstede’s five dimensions of national culture to life.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Foreword
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
  8. Part I: Stories and Exercises
    1. Chapter 1: Worlds Apart in One Village
      1. Awareness, Knowledge, Skills
      2. What Do You See?
      3. How Would You Feel?
      4. What Would You Do?
      5. Observation and Interpretation
      6. Cross-Cultural Communication Barriers
      7. Culture Shock
      8. Exercises
      9. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 2: Culture: The Rules of the Social Game
      1. The Best Country, a Fairy Tale
      2. Five Basic Problems of Society
      3. Major Aspects of Culture
      4. Awareness of Culture Differences
      5. How Would You Feel? (Revisited)
      6. What Would You Do? (Revisited)
      7. Attribution Exercises
      8. Conclusion
  9. Part II: Synthetic Cultures
    1. Chapter 3: The Ten Synthetic Culture Profiles
      1. How to Interpret the Profiles
      2. Profiles: Identity Dimension
      3. Profiles: Hierarchy Dimension
      4. Profiles: Gender Dimension
      5. Profiles: Truth Dimension
      6. Profiles: Virtue Dimension
      7. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 4: Getting to Know the Synthetic Cultures
      1. Cross-Cultural Encounters
      2. Guess the Synthetic Culture
      3. Workthink
      4. Synthetic Cultures versus Real Cultures
      5. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 5: Dialogues in Synthetic Culture Role
      1. Dialogues: Identity Dimension
      2. Dialogues: Hierarchy Dimension
      3. Dialogues: Gender Dimension
      4. Dialogues: Truth Dimension
      5. Dialogues: Virtue Dimension
      6. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 6: Summing Up
  10. Part III: Group Work and Simulations
    1. Chapter 7: Group Work for Cross-Cultural Learning
      1. Framework for Group Work
      2. Synthetic Culture Acculturation Exercises
      3. The Synthetic Culture Laboratory
    2. Chapter 8: Using Synthetic Cultures in Simulations
      1. Simulations on the Market
      2. The Synthetic Culture Approach to Simulations
      3. Selecting and Preparing for a Simulation
      4. Introducing the Simulation
      5. Facilitating the Simulation
      6. Debriefing the Simulation
    3. Chapter 9: The Trade Mission
    4. Chapter 10: Follow-the-Sun Global Technology Team
  11. References
  12. About the Author
  13. Footnotes
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    2. Chapter 2
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    3. Chapter 3
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    4. Chapter 5
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    5. Chapter 8
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    6. Chapter 10
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