The BBC is the world's leading public service broadcaster. Its mission is to enrich people's lives with programs that inform, educate and entertain. BBC World Service broadcasts to the world on radio, on TV and online, providing news and information in 27 languages and world service English language. Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives.
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Much of what we do at Commisceo Global Consultancy is designing training courses for business and organizations worldwide, in all languages, across sectors. What we believe is unhealthy is the type of cultural awareness education that is simmered down to knowing dos and don'ts or learning a list of bullet points on how to negotiate. This is just information. This is skin deep and in fact, we argue, it’s counterproductive as it reinforces stereotypes about a people and closes doors to alternative levels of understanding and more importantly ways of thinking. We take a different route. We emphasize self-critique, skills based cultural understanding and experiential learning. Our focus is more on creating ‘global mindedness’.
CountryWatch is an information provider for corporations, government agencies, and universities needing up-to-date information on each of the recognized countries of the world. It provides critical country-specific intelligence and data to clients including public and private sector organizations with overseas operations and global interests. Its management has extensive international business experience and the members of the editorial department have strong academic backgrounds. The team has created this suite of products covering demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental subject matter.
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Culture Crossing is a global consulting organization dedicated to innovative solutions for people working in challenging global contexts. The company designs and facilitates programs for global executives and managers to build essential skills such as cross-cultural communication, leadership, team building, sustaining employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, and international recruiting and staffing. The Culture Crossing Guide is a database of cross-cultural information about every country in the world. The information is submitted by people who are either natives or residents (or former residents) of the featured countries. All of the information posted on the website is vetted by a Culture Crossing staff member and checked for credibility by cross referencing with at least two other sources. Brief, basic information is presented about social gestures and business.
The World Factbook, produced for US policymakers and coordinated throughout the US Intelligence Community, marshals facts on every country, dependency, and geographic entity in the world. It is used by a wide variety of people including US Government officials, researchers, and corporations. The Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. In addition to information on government, the economy, and communications, the Factbook provides extensive demographic information.
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Look no further than the U.S. Commercial Service’s Country Commercial Guides, written by U.S. Embassy trade experts worldwide….. An excellent starting point for everything you need to know about exporting and doing business overseas detailing 8 important weigh stations on your export journey: business travel; market overview, challenges, opportunities & entry strategies; political environment; selling U.S. products and services; leading sectors for U.S. exports and investment; trade regulations, customs and standards; investment climate statement; trade and project financing.
HLB International is a leading network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers with member firms well-established locally and mostly ranked among the top 12 nationally. Member firms provide businesses with corporate finance advice and support across a range of issues, drawing on the resources, expertise and experience from around the world. HLB International's member firms provide or have provided services to such well-known names as General Electrics, Siemens, Gazprom, Veolia, Huawei, Chronopost International and Tatneft. A series of country-specific booklets, designed to give some general information to those contemplating doing business internationally, has been prepared for the use of clients, partners and staff of HLB International member firms.
Hofstede's model of national culture consists of six dimensions. The cultural dimensions represent independent preferences for one state of affairs over another that distinguish countries (rather than individuals) from each other. The country scores on the dimensions are relative, as we are all human and simultaneously we are all unique. In other words, culture can be only used meaningfully by comparison. Compare country scores on Hofstede's 6 cultural dimensions.
Please select a country in the dropdown menu above to see the values for the 6 dimensions. After a first country has been selected, a second and even a third country can be chosen to be able to see a comparison of their scores.