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What is Cultural Differences

Handbook of Research on Corporate Restructuring and Globalization
Various beliefs, behaviors, practices, and expressions considered unique to members of an organization.
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Cultural Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions
Asli Goksoy (American University in Bulgaria, Bulgaria)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8906-8.ch005
Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are recognized as one of the most popular corporate strategies in recent years. Unlike its popularity, the success rate of mergers and acquisitions is surprisingly low. There are many reasons for failure, but among all, culture integration has emerged as one of the major barriers to an effective merger and acquisition deal. This chapter highlights the fundamentals of this topic with literature review and presents practical and effective guidelines for facilitating cultural integration in merger and acquisition process effectively and efficiently and achieving greater results from the organizational change efforts.
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Synergizing Innovation and Internationalization in Family Firms: A Pathway to Sustainable Leadership
Within the organisation are characterised by variations in beliefs, values, norms, and behaviours that arise due to their familial nature.
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Why Don't They Participate in Class?: A Study of Chinese Students' Classroom Participation in an International Master of Education Program
For international students who grew up in their home countries, many cultural aspects they get used to are often different from what they will experience in the host country.
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Ingredient Branding Strategy to Improve Brand Attitude for Chinese Brands Suffering From Country-of-Origin Effect in Foreign Markets: An Empirical Study on BYD Tang Electric Vehicle Model
Variations in values, beliefs, norms, and behavior among different cultures, which can impact the way consumers perceive and respond to marketing messages and products.
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Pedagogical Challenges in Cross-Cultural Chinese Language Teaching: Perceptions and Experiences of Chinese Immersion Teachers in the U.S.
People from different cultures have different behaviors, thinking modes, different ways of looking at things, dressing, and expressing personality/goodness.
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Cultural Differences in Interpreter-Mediated Medical Encounters in Complex Humanitarian Settings: The Case of Emergency ONG Onlus
Differences in terms of the complex web of cultural representations relating to various types of regularities or themes (e.g. orientations to life and belief, values and principles, perceptions of role relationships, including rights and obligations associated with them, various norms and conventions of communication, and institutions), which can be encountered in interpreter-mediated medical settings.
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Micro and Macro Level Issues in Curriculum Development
Not limited simply to differences in ethnicity or nationality; refers to patterns of thought, attitudes, and behaviors that vary according to the level of sameness shared by distinct groups ( Lum, 2006 ).
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Exploring Cultural Responsiveness in Literacy Tutoring: “I Never Thought About How Different Our Cultures Would Be”
Differences that can appear when people of different ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, or geographical backgrounds interact.
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Impacts of Culture and Cultural Differences on Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding in Multicultural Societies
A state of non-likeness, non-sameness, dissimilarity or in philosophical terms, non-identity and relates to dissimilar worldviews or versions of reality held by different cultures.
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Autocratic, Transactional, and Servant Leadership in Japan, France, and Mexico: A Cross-Culture Theoretical Analysis
The various beliefs, behaviors, languages, practices and expressions considered unique to members of a specific ethnicity, race, or national origin.
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