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International Managenemt

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Double click anywhere & add an idea International Management Germany History Facts Habits &
Behaviour Summary Culture
Dimensions Do´s &
Dont´s Sources Thank you! PDI Power Distance Index 
IDV Individualism 
MAS Masculinity 
UAI Uncertainty Avoidance Index 
LTO Long-Term Orientation What you "see":
"Hard" language
Approach to time
A lot of rules What is beyond this behaviour/stereotyp:
Approach to low-context communication, honesty and directness
"Preußische Tugend", self-responsibility
Equal rights for everybody -> laws Criticism of Hofstede:

Only IBM-employees!

Not representative (only corporate culture?)

Regional differences DO`s
Use Titles and "Sie" plus surname!
Tell your company, position and name at first when s.b.´s calling
Equal rights for everybody
Shaking hands
Table manners Unification 1871
Imperial Chancellor Otto von Bismarck
1st world war 1914
Treaty of Versailles caused "Weimarer Republic"1918
"Golden twenties" -> economic boom
National Socialism 1933 - 1945
Reunification 1989
16 federal states Capital : Berlin
Highstes population in the EU
Biggest cities:
Berlin (3.404.037)
Hamburg (1.754.182)
München (1.294.608)
682 000 Imigrants (2008)
Forth largest GDP in the world
Average earnings 3127€ (1st quarter 2008)
Tax rate 47.3% DONT´S
East - West!
Spare Compliments!
Smoking at Public Places
Small talk
Respect privacy and reserve Patrizia Szmergal & Robert Lux


Subject: International Management

Lecturer: Dr. Renata Krzykała-Schaefer PDI:
Superiors act more as moderators
Subordinates are expected to participate in processes
Statussymbols e.g. assets, cars, title
Responsibility, experience
Optimistic and higher risk Trends/prospect:
Environmental protection e.g. separation of waste -> Long-term-orientation
More service than production industry
Flat organizational structures
Teamorientation -> Collectivism Do´s & Dont´s:



Be open Facts:

Country of immigration

Freedom of worship

According to the British-German association: "Do Germans have a sense of humour? [...] Of course,a more sophisticated humour [...]" Habits & Behaviour:

Christian traditions

Directness & honesty

Reliability "Ordnung muss sein!" ;) Culture Dimensions:

Culture is dynamic and changeable Don´t forget:

Human nature & Personality! History:

Heterogeneous country

"Nation of poets and thinkers"

Hesitate prejudice! Ask questions! ? Serdecznie Witamy! Retrieved April 18, 2010, from http://www.destatis.de/jetspeed/portal/cms/Sites/destatis/Internet/DE/Presse/pm/2009/07/PD09__276__12711,templateId=renderPrint.psml
Retrieved April 27, 2010, from http://www.spiegel.de/static/flash/einwandererkarte.html
Retrieved April 18, 2010, from http://www.tatsachen-ueber-deutschland.de/de/geschichte.html
Retrieved April 27, 2010, from http://www.pagekick.com/Regional/Die_groessten_Staedte_Deutschlands/
Retrieved April 18, 2010, from http://www.destatis.de/jetspeed/portal/cms/Sites/destatis/Internet/DE/Presse/pm/2009/05/PD09__185__811,templateId=renderPrint.psml
Retrieved April 25, 2010, from http://www.focus.de/finanzen/news/arbeitsmarkt/gehaelter_aid_111927.html
Retrieved April 18, 2010, from http://www.bundesfinanzministerium.de/nn_3380/sid_5CCB5B1D2BDBADE352A98D6B4B254682/nsc_true/DE/BMF__Startseite/Service/Broschueren__Bestellservice/Steuern/000__wichtigste__steuern__vergleich__09,templateId=raw,property=publicationFile.pdf
Retrieved April 22, 2010, from http://www.globalpropertyguide.com/Europe/Germany/gdp-per-capita
Retrieved April 18, 2010, from http://www.dadalos.org/frieden_int/images/eisberg-modell.jpg
Retrieved April 23, 2010, from http://www.geert-hofstede.com/graphs/hofstede_europe.gif
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