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Fons Trompenaars is a Dutch author in the field of cross-cultural communication. His books include: Riding the Waves of Culture, Seven Cultures of Capitalism, Building Cross-Cultural Competence, 21 Leaders for the 21st Century and Innovating in a Global Crisis .

Trompenaars studied Economics at the VU University Amsterdam and later earned a Ph.D. from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with a dissertation on differences in conceptions of organizational structure in various cultures. He experienced cultural differences firsthand at home, where he grew up speaking both French and Dutch, and then later at work with Shell in nine countries.

Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner have developed a model of culture with seven dimensions. There are five orientations covering the ways in which human beings deal with each other.:

1. Universalism vs. particularism (What is more important, rules or relationships?)2. Individualism vs. collectivism (communitarianism) (Do we function in a group or as individuals?)3. Neutral vs. emotional (Do we display our emotions?)4. Specific vs. diffuse (How separate we keep our private and working lives)5. Achievement vs. ascription (Do we have to prove ourselves to receive status or is it given to us?)

In addition there is a different way in which societies look at time.

6. Sequential vs. synchronic (Do we do things one at a time or several things at once?)

The last important difference is the attitude of the culture to the environment.

7. Internal vs. external control (Do we control our environment or are we controlled by it?)

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Total Books: 33
Rewarding Performance Globally Reconciling the Global-Local Dilemma
2016 - Rewarding Performance Globally Reconciling the Global-local Dilemma (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781138669031
ISBN-10: 1138669032
Genre: Business & Money
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100 Management Models How to Understand and Apply the World's Most Powerful Business Tools
Cross-cultural management textbook Lessons from the world leading experts in cross-cultural management
Riding the Waves of Culture Understanding Diversity in Global Business 3/E
The Global MA Tango  How to Reconcile Cultural Differences in Mergers Acquisitions and Strategic Partnerships
The Global M and A Tango Cross-cultural Dimensions of Mergers and Acquisitions
Riding the Waves of Innovation Harness the Power of Global Culture to Drive Creativity and Growth
Servant-Leadership Across Cultures  Harnessing the Strengths of the World's Most Powerful Management Philosophy
Living without Oil Megatrends in a New Energy Era
2009 - Living Without Oil Megatrends in a New Energy Era (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781906821067
ISBN-10: 1906821062
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Innovating in a Global Crisis Riding the Whirlwind of Recession
2009 - Innovating in a Global Crisis Riding the Whirlwind of Recession (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781906821234
ISBN-10: 1906821232
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The Enlightened Leader An Introduction to the Chakras of Leadership
2009 - The Enlightened Leader an Introduction to the Chakras of Leadership (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780470713969
ISBN-10: 0470713968
Genre: Business & Money
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Servant Leadership Across Cultures Harnessing the Strength of the World's Most Powerful Leadership Philosophy
Riding the Whirlwind
2007 - Riding the Whirlwind [Bright 'I's] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781905940363
ISBN-10: 190594036X
Genre: Business & Money
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21 Leaders for the 21st Century How Innovative Leaders Manage in the Digital Age
Managing Change Across Corporate Cultures
2005 - Managing Change Across Corporate Cultures [Culture for Business Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781841125787
ISBN-10: 1841125784
Genre: Business & Money
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Marketing Across Cultures
2004 - Marketing Across Cultures [Culture for Business Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781841124711
ISBN-10: 1841124710
Genre: Business & Money
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Managing People Across Cultures
2004 - Managing People Across Cultures [Culture for Business Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781841124728
ISBN-10: 1841124729
Genre: Business & Money
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Business Across Cultures
2004 - Business Across Cultures [Culture for Business Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781841124742
ISBN-10: 1841124745
Genre: Business & Money
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Did the Pedestrian Die  Insights from the World's Greatest Culture Guru
2003 - Did the Pedestrian Die Insights From the World's Greatest Culture Guru (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781841124360
ISBN-10: 1841124362
Genre: Business & Money
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21 Leaders for The 21st Century
2001 - 21 Leaders for the 21st Century (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780071362948
ISBN-10: 0071362940
Genre: Business & Money
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Mastering the Infinite Game How East Asian Values are Transforming Business Practices