Cross-Cultural Management: Resources for Conducting Business Abroad
This guide provides library resources for conducting business abroad and researching the influence of culture on management practice in a non-English speaking country. Learn how to search for scholarly articles on business cultures and locate eBooks.
Additional Country Economic, Political, and Legal Resources
Learn how to locate Country Profiles as well as Country Reports to better understand a country's economic, political, and legal issues on the Pepperdine Libraries InfoGuide Graziadio Global Business Resources page.
Locating eBooks on Specific Country Business Practices
Fast track your search to ebooks using ProQuest eBook Central. There are a lot of excellent e-book titles in general on business etiquette in different regions. Tip: Search using "business etiquette" first before trying the below search for your specific country.
Tip: There are two very helpful ebook series available from ProQuest Ebook Central providing relevant information on doing business for many (not all) countries. They are:
Passport book series (e.g., Passport India)
CultureShock! book series (e.g., CultureShock! UAE)
To see other books on business etiquette beyond these series, try another search technique.
Example: I need books on business etiquette in Mexico
Type business etiquette Mexico into the box and click search
Scroll through the titles and click the link for "Read this book"
There are other books and ebooks available through the Pepperdine Libraries beyond those in the ProQuest Central database listed above. Search the library catalog on the library home page http://library.pepperdine.edu.
Example: I need ebooks on doing business in China
from the library home page, type business etiquette China into the box and click search
on the resulting screen, filter format to select eBook
Praised by Business Week as 'invaluable political and psychological profiles of each nationality...a wonderfully entertaining view of others as well a ourselves' and named a Financial Times Business Book of the Year, Mind Your Manners has become a 50,000-copy bestseller and the standard guide to European business cultures for over a decade. Now in a fully expanded and updated third edition, this practical guide contains a further fifteen country chapters including all the additional countries - from the Baltics to the Balkans - becoming a members of the European Union, the world's biggest global market. This major new edition comprehensively covers no fewer than thirty-three different business cultures including non-EU Norway, Switzerland, Russia and America.
Why do some international managers succeed while nearly half of their U.S. counterparts fail? According to insider Elizabeth Marx , the answer is culture shock--the failure to adjust to people with different motivations, behaviors, and ways of making decisions.
As globalization gathers momentum, the contact between business people from other countries is becoming more frequent. The more national boundaries a company crosses, the greater the scope for misunderstanding and conflict. To succeed internationally, it is essential to be able to break the barriers of culture, language and set patterns of thinking. Bridging the Culture Gap, written by two of Canning's most experienced trainers, is a distillation of many years' work and is based on the real-life business situations of their international clients. You'll find out how to: interpret the party line communicate with style get your message across play the conversation game be sensitive to other cultures mind your manners avoid the usual faux pas win the deal and so much more. Packed with fascinating cases, cultural awareness scales, communication style tests and practical tips, this lively guide will help anyone - of any nationality - to become a better communicator. Whether you're planning to give a presentation to a cross-cultural group or about to negotiate with an overseas client, Bridging the Culture Gap will ensure that your cultural awareness antennae are well tuned.
Good resource for articles on conducting business abroad. Below are some examples of searches on different aspects of business culture using Business Source Premier. Tip: type one concept into each search box.
Example: I need scholarly articles on business culture in India.
Type India into the first box
Type corporate culture into the second box and click search
On the left-hand side of the screen, click the box for Scholarly (Peer reviewed articles)
Example: I need articles about business etiquette in China.
Type China into the first box
Type etiquette into the second box and click search
Example: I need articles that compare business cultures in Mexico and the United States.
Type cross cultural into the first box
Type Mexico into the second box
Type United States into the third box and click search