Understanding Global Cultures
Metaphorical Journeys Through 34 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity
- Martin J. Gannon - California State University, San Marcos, USA
- Rajnandini Pillai - California State University, San Marcos, USA
Intercultural Communication | International Business & Management | Sociology of Culture
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I. REPRINTING OF MARTIN J. GANNON’S Working Across Cultures: Applications and Exercises. Please note that some of the Learning Modules refer specifically to this book.
II. LEARNING MODULES FOR CLASSROOM USE
1. Learning Module: The Hawaii Case Study
2. Learning Module Exercise on Generic Metaphors for Culture and Defining Culture
3. Learning Module Involving Class Members in the Description of their Root Cultures in the First Class and Later in the Course
4. Learning Module on the 14 Parts of the Sixth Edition
5. Learning Module on the Extended Table of Contents and the Systematic Use of Cultural Metaphors through the Major Features of Each Cultural Metaphor
6. Learning Module focusing on the strengths and limitations of the Dimensional Approach
7. Learning Module: Debating the Relative Strengths and Limitations of Dimensions and Cultural Metaphors
8. Learning Module on chapter 1 Using Slides, Discussion Questions, and Exercises
9. Learning Module Exercise on Time
10. Learning Module on Creating Paragraphs and Surveys for Studying Cultural Metaphors
11. Learning Module on Cultural Metaphors and Business: Other Applications
12. Learning Module on Language
13. Learning Module on Types of Communication
14. Learning Module on Cross-Cultural Paradoxes
15. Business Ethics and Decision Making Learning Module
16. Cross-cultural Negotiations’ Learning Module
17. Learning Module on World Religions
18. Learning Module on Global Leadership and the Manager’s Role in Different Nations
19. Three-Culture Joint Venture Exercise
20. Learning Module on the Long-Term Effects of Violating Cultural Norms and Values: The Case Study of the Hong Kong Orchestra and the Exercise “The Story of Upoli”
21. Learning Module: The Relative Effectiveness of Single-Culture and Multiple-Cultures Cross-Cultural Groups
22. Learning Module Involving the Individual Interviews
23. Learning Module: The Deaf Culture
24. Learning Module: Specific Suggestions for Using the Internet, Films, and Cross-Cultural Training Videos
III. THE SYLLABUS (SPRING, 2015)
IV. THE THREE EXAMINATIONS WITH ASTERISKED CORRECT ANSWERS FOR MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS AND ESSAY QUESTIONS (27 OF THE 38 CHAPTERS IN THE 6TH EDITION)
V. MULTIPLE CHOICE AND ESSAY QUESTIONS FOR THE NINE CHAPTERS NOT REQUIRED FOR EXAMINATIONS (Note: It is the Instructor’s Choice to Add to Examinations and Course Requirements)
VI. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR ALL CHAPTERS
VII. AN INTEGRATIVE SUMMARY: WHAT WE’VE LEARNED
This is a great book. The byte sized chapters cover a gamut of important areas for the students to look at. The tone makes it useful for those students who are familiar and completely new to the area
Excellent book. We use it for international work placements. Students like the approach and examples very much. They do, however, find the book's price steep for their budget.
Brilliant book for students with a keen interest in global diversity.
Very innovative approach to intercultural management, interesting and engaging for students. It is a very good complement to more "formal" text books used to convey the key concepts on the subjects.
This book will be recommended but need to become evaluated by the students over some time.
On of the best books on the market, both philosophically interesting but will also provoke some critical thinking for its readers.