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Typologies Conflicts Modern Russia. Ethnic Separatism Modern Russia. Budgetary Federalism Modern Russia. Spain - Cultural. The family is the most important thing to people in Spain.

Spain - Cultural

Time is very relaxed. It is wise for foreigners to be punctual, but Spaniards do not put a great emphasis on time themselves. The Spaniards often consider deadlines an objective that will be met if possible, but do not become overly concerned if the deadline is not achieved. Although many Spanish businesspeople speak English, it is a good idea for foreigners to have all of your materials printed in Spanish. Business cards should be two-sided, one side having English and the other side containing Spanish. Much like Mexico, business in Spain is often obtained as a result of personal relationships. Be prepared for chaotic business negotiations. Men who are close friends will often exchange a hug. Women who are close friends usually meet and part with a small hug and a kiss on each cheek. Negotiations are usually an extremely long and arduous task, so do not be in a rush to close a deal in Spain.

Portugal-Typologies. Portugal Home The Portuguese have distinct value orientations that can be classified through Kluckhohns and Strodtbeck's cultural continuum. First, in the human nature orientation, the Portuguese have values and behaviors. With strong religious influences the Portuguese believe that through their decisions and actions that they can be corrupt or good. They are "perfectible" beings and can be saved through religion. Second, in the person-nature orientation, the Portuguese can be identified as , due to the religious and historical influences. The Southern European countries fall into the . Cultural patterns are important in studying global cultures. Geert Hofstede is the first intercultural theorist and scholar that will be explored under the various typologies. On the individualism-collectivism scale, Portugal ranked high with a 30/40. Second, the uncertainty avoidance ranking was 2/40. Hofstede’s value dimensions provide insight into the Portuguese culture.

.Portugal. Spiel Portugal Das Spiel dreht sich rund um kulturelles, geschichtliches, politisches und wirtschaftliches Wissen über Portugal.


Es soll zum einen die Möglichkeit bieten, bereits Bekanntes abzufragen und noch ein paar Informationen über Portugal hinzu zu lernen. Die Karten können kopiert, erweitert und in jeglicher Weise verändert werden (z.B. mit Corel). Drucken Sie sich hierzu das Spielbrett, die Anleitung und die Spielkarten aus. Kleben Sie das Spielbrett auf einen Karton (Größe A4), schneiden Sie die Spielkarten aus und bestimmen Sie einen Spielleiter, der die beschriebene Anleitung befolgt. Spielbrett (jpg-Bild, 119 KB) Anleitung (pdf, 19,3 KB) Spielkarten (zip-gepackter Ordner, 2,7 MB) Country Profiles. Understanding other people's languages, cultures, etiquettes and taboos is of great value to the traveller or visiting business person.

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Scroll down the page for information on a selected number of countries. Topics include language, useful phrases, the society, culture, business and social etiquettes. You can access Useful Phrases here or through the corresponding country. Please feel free to share comments you may have about our guides as we are always looking to improve the quality and accuracy of information. This information is also available as an App for the iPhone. Cultural Differences. Chapter 5 Imagine this scene - you are inspecting a house with the possibility of purchasing it and you open a bathroom door to see a woman sitting naked in a bathtub. How would you expect the surprised woman to react? A British or American woman would cover her breasts with one hand and her genitals with the other, while a Swedish woman would cover only her genitals.

A Muslim woman would cover her face, a Sumatran woman would cover her knees and a Samoan only her navel. We Were Having Pizza at the Time All cultures walk on the same side of the pavement as they drive on the road. You'd also be stunned when you go to shake hands to say goodbye to an Italian but, instead, you get a kiss on both cheeks. As I departed, the Italian man kissed me on both cheeks. As you talk with local Italians, they seem to stand in your space, continually grabbing you, talking over the top of you, yelling in fact, and sounding angry about everything. Take the Cultural Test What did you score? Greeting Differences. Cross Cultural Communication.

Country Guides to Culture, Etiquette, Customs & more! Geert Hofstede Cultural Dimensions. CultureGPS. Disclaimer: Culture influences patterns of thinking which are reflected in the meaning people attach to various aspects of life and which become crystallized in the institutions of a society.


This does not imply that everyone in a given society is programmed in the same way: there are considerable differences between individuals. Statements about culture do not describe "reality", they are all general and relative. The cultural systems of nations and their subdivisions are very complex. The information contained in CultureGPS is intended as a guideline and for creating awareness. Usage of the tool is at your own risk!