This textbook is designed to help Marines link concepts of culture to the realities of planning and executing military operations around the world. The book has three primary goals:
The Culture General Guidebook provides concepts and skills that can be used to understand and interact in culturally complex situations in any part of the globe.
While group intellectual capital, manifested in the ability to transfer core competencies from one experience to the next, is critical for sustaining competitive advantage, today's organization faces the difficulty of measuring and managing these intangible assets. Here we examine the unique role of expatriate managers in enhancing group intellectual capital by facilitating the transfer of knowledge across national borders.
The purpose of this set of studies was to assess whether the ability to distinguish between real and fake gestures in a foreign setting is positively associated with cultural adjustment to that setting.
This Pew Research Center study is the first ever nationwide survey to attempt to measure rigorously the demographics, attitudes and experiences of Muslim Americans.
The present article addresses human functioning in cultural embeddedness from the agentic perspective of social cognitive theory.
This article describes cross-cultural research on the relation between how people conceptualize nature and how they act in it.
The author examines the following limitations of research on individualism and collectivism: It treats nations as cultures and culture as a continuous quantitative variable; conflates all kinds of social relations and distinct types of autonomy; ignores contextual specificity in norms and values; measures culture as the personal preferences and behavior reports of individuals; rarely establishes the external validity of the measures used; assumes cultural invariance in the meaning of self-reports and anchoring and interpretation of scales; and reduces culture to explicit, abstract verbal knowledge.
The title of this issue is Global Solutions. The articles featured inside in one way or another consider solutions to ongoing global problems or provide knowledge and/or skills to those organizations and their personnel as they go about supporting missions and operations to help resolve conflict and other crises and disasters.
This card is designed to help you understand the negotiation process and is divided to reflect the three negotiation phases. The card contains links to tools to assist you in negotiating more effectively such as the Negotiation Style Assessment and the Negotiation Planning Sheet.