When do Cross-Border Interactions lead to Effective Communication?

Deal with others within Europe? Time to empower Your Intercultural Competence skill with a real: North-South European Partnerships Case-Study The Image represents data characteristics of the survey run among the employees working with their counterparts across the border. What issues could arise in a North-South European co-operation? Think critically, go through our cultural simulations to, […]

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‘Bicultural minds’ at NIP symposium

Title of presentation: Bicultural minds: How do they manage culturally conflicted situations and subjective well-being? at NIP upcoming symposium: When culture matters: The contribution of cross-cultural studies to the development of psychology as a science. Utrecht, the Netherlands / 2 November, 2017 Abstract When you live actively with more than one culture you may, partly unconsciously, […]

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Intercultural Survey: participant’s origin

Participants answered the open question: ‘In which country have you been born and raised? ‘ Some may have indicated two countries, like: Germany / U.S.A The grouping of countries, apart from geographical position, is also based on the distinction between WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialised,  Rich & Democratic) and less-WEIRD countries, as well as on Hofstede’s […]

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Graphics of the Expats-Dutch survey on Hidden Cultural Differences

Purpose of the questionnaire is: to direct thought to issues that cross-cultural research has demonstrated significant differences between groups of cultures. Not to give answers. Just to make us seriously consider, that what is self-evident for ‘me‘ might not be for ‘you‘ too. That’s why the answers are designed with ‘Yes’ or  ‘No’ ‘. Participants: Expats from diverse cultural background […]

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Exchange of ‘good points’ in cross-border co-operation

In one of our recent cross-national comparative survey we have asked employees, mostly IT specialists   who work for large Telecommunication companies in Greece and in the Netherlands and cooperate with each other, among others,  the following question: ‘Can you think of something your counterparts in the Netherlands (or in Greece) are doing well? Something you would […]

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