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Royal glitter in the sober Dutch egalitarian culture

Is there a Dutch identity? Is there respect without titles and formalities. The multicolored Dutch manage to combine  royal glitter and soberness. They place their King in the middle of the egalitarian society. Together they guarantee  freedom and democracy. © Eleonore Breukel and Marcelo Baudino Who are the Dutch? The Argentinean born Queen Maxima of…
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Dutch business culture and etiquette; egalitarian, individualistic, direct

by Eleonore Breukel     www.intercultural.nl How we look upon and judge the lifestyle and workplace of other cultures depends on how we view the world from our own cultural background. The Netherlands The Kingdom of the Netherlands is a small country with a limited internal market, consequently the Dutch look across their borders for markets.…
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Communicating across borders Part I of IV. Northern Europe

Nobody speaks European By Eleonore Breukel  www.intercultural.nl  Part 1 of 4 articles on the European Union Northern Europe If the name “European Union” gives you the impression that the countries of the EU really form an internal union, you are unfortunately mistaken. Visit a European expo or fair and you’ll soon find out. The Polish…
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American culture and etiquette

Insights into the American business world By Eleonore Breukel Intercultural Communication bv   www.intercultural.nl How we look upon and judge the lifestyle and workplace of other cultures depends on how we view the world from our own cultural background. American Society The Federal Government of the United States of America is located in Washington D.C. Each…
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The Indian Mindset

Rajesh Kumar Associate Professor of International Business Strategy University of Nottingham Email: Rajesh.Kumar@nottingham.ac.uk Mindsets play an important role in how members of a social group perceive a situation, respond to it, and manage their interaction with group members and those outside of their immediate circle. The members of a cultural group are often not consciously…
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