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Mind Your Manners: Managing Business Culture in the New Global Europe by John Mole

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The Mole Map

This is the bravest part of the book, positioning the countries of Europe along the two dimensions of the organization and leadership grid to make the Mole Map—Multicultural Organization and Leadership in Europe. The book would contain considerably more pages if every other statement were qualified with the warning that they were generalizations, but the generalization represented by the Mole Map is so enormous that it begs to be underlined.

Even the use of countries is suspect. There are arguments for using linguistic or racial or geographic regions instead of nation states, for example putting northern France and Francophone Belgium together, while separating regions such as northern and southern Italy.

The map looks only at business ...

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