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Doing Business in the Philippines

 
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Doing business in the Philippines

We expect the content for this document to be added in early 2018  
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Doing business in United Arab Emirates

  The Three most important things for doing business in the United Arab Emirates  
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Doing Business in Vietnam

Vietnam is the second fastest developing country in Asia behind China, and offers multiple business opportunities. After entering the World Trade Organisation in 2007, many companies have flocked to Vietnam due to the cheap labour costs.
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e-learning China 2018

    Nĭ hăo Welcome to this introductory e-learning on doing business in China! Here you will learn about different aspects of the Chinese culture in order to be better prepared, develop opportunities and achieve your business objectives most efficiently in China or with the Chinese.  Keep in mind that your learning experience will be enhanced by taking advantage of the wide range of tools offered by the platform such as the forum and the tools.
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E-Learning India

In this e-learning, you will learn from your hosts Divya and Nadir will teach you the "why" behind some of the most frequently encountered issues and give you tips and tricks for a successful venture in India.
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e-Learning Introduction to Intercultural Management

This introductory course is a source of inspiration and imagination for professionals working in international businesses, institutions and organizations. In the following pages, we will help you understand the impact of culture on your daily life and how to work effectively and confidently despite differences in culture and experience. In addition, you will gain a better understanding of Hofstede’s 6-D model, a practical and scientifically-based tool for intercultural management. 
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Egypt Innovation Opportunities

Opportunities, challenges and tips for innovating in Egypt!
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Enabling ICT based Businesses in South Africa

South Africa’s economy has been traditionally rooted in the primary sectors as a result of a wealth in mineral resources and favourable agricultural conditions. Recent decades, however, have seen a structural shift in output. Since the early 1990s, economic growth has been driven mainly by the service sector, which includes wholesale and retail trade, tourism and communications. Now South Africa is moving towards becoming a knowledge-based economy, with a greater focus on technology, e-commerce and financial and other services. This made the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector bloom in recent years.This documents will delve into the ease of doing business in South Africa and offer an understanding of why investment in the Western Cape could be a lucrative option.
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How cultural differences matter? Getting started with internationalisation

Join our CUBE IN webinar and learn more about the challenges of the internationalisation process. In this webinar organised in collaboration with Space2Waves and NOVExport, our speaker Egbert Schram will guide you through these 4 steps:

  • Based on what criteria do you select countries for internationalisation?
  • Is your organisational culture ready to learn from and adapt to different ways of working?
  • How do you need to adjust your product positioning and marketing?
  • Are the people in your organisation ready to effectively communicate and connect with other cultures?

Register today!

 

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How to close deals across cultures

Do We have a Deal?    In this CUBE IN webinar, Jan Vincent Meertens, a consulting and training expert who has worked in over 8 countries and is the celebrated author of the book, “Do We Have a Deal”, will show you which factors influence negotiations and co-operation. After watching this webinar you will:
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How to increase effectiveness in cross-cultural environments

Nonverbal communication is key for building trust and cooperation. The goal of our webinar is to create greater awareness of your own body language, to uncover sabotaging patterns in your nonverbal communication and how to communicate more authentically. The webinar will provide you with guidelines on how to distinguish cultural specific cues, how to react to them, and how to create greater trust and cooperation with your peers.

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How to manage across cultures

    This webinar explores Cultural Intelligence as a critical mindset and skill set for managing across cultures. We will discuss how to master three aspects of being a culturally intelligent global leader, which include: openness, curiosity, and knowledge.
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How to manage employees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Eritrea

    “In 2017, there was a reduction to 651 thousand in the number of first time asylum applicants in the EU-28. Syrian citizens accounted for the highest number of applicants (102 thousand), followed by Iraqis (48 thousand) and Afghani citizens (44 thousand).”*
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How to win a business assignment in China

  The goal of this document is to give some specific details on how business is conducted and to give a few pointers on how to win business assignments in China. For further reading see the related articles as follows:   Attract, Retain and Find Employees and Partners in China Consumer Needs and Behavior in China Dealing with the Government and Legal hurdles in China  Meetings and Behaviour in a Business Context China’s Country Profile   
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How to win a business assignment in India

The goal of this document is to give some specific details on how business is conducted in India and give a few pointers on how to do and win it. What should be highlighted and some aspects of Indian culture that might help you win. 
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How to win a business assignment in Latin America

This paper will give you some tips on how you may win, or lose, a business in Latin America if you pay attention, or do not, to local culture.
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How to win a business assignment in South Asia

The goal of this document is to give some specific details on how business is conducted in South Asia and to give a few pointers on how to win business assignments in South Asia.
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India and Machine Tools: Learning Circle for European SMEs

As a part of CUBE IN, ICUnet developed a training and mentoring package for European SMEs that want to reach out to emerging markets like India. This Learning Circle taking place in Bangalore was about India and the Machine Tools sector.  
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India innovation opportunities

Opportunities, challenges and tips for innovating in India!
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Indian Jugaad - Learning Circle for European SMEs in the Mobility Sector

As a part of CUBE IN, ICUnet developed a training and mentoring package for European SMEs that want to reach out to emerging markets like India. Seven European SMEs participated in this Learning Circle about Indian Jugaad in the mobility sector in Mumbai and Bangalore.       
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Innovation acceleration during economic downturns in China

In this document, you can learn more about China’s innovation ecosystem and its characteristics, as well as about the EU-China innovation collaboration.
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Innovation and business in the Greater Bay Area in China

In this document, you can find information about innovation and business development in the Greater Bay Area, Including the business activities and the EU contributions in this region.
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Innovation in Robotics and Automation: Learning Circle for European SMEs in China

As a part of the CUBE IN, ICUnet developed a training and mentoring package for European SMEs that want to reach out to emerging markets like China. This Learning Circle taking place in Tianjin and Shanghai was about robotics and automation.  
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Introduction to Intercultural Management

The 6-D Model Professor Geert Hofstede conducted one of the most comprehensive studies of how values in the workplace are influenced by culture. He defines culture as “the collective programming of the mind distinguishing the members of one group or category of people from others”. The application of this research is used worldwide in both academic and professional management settings.
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Iran innovation opportunities

Opportunities, challenges and tips for innovating in Iran!
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Is your organisation ready to go international?

    In this webinar, Piotr A. Gryko, Senior Associate Partner at Hofstede Insights,  asked the question, "Is your organisation ready to go international?"
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Knowledge on Kenya

The quiz will be published in 2021.
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Leadership style in China

In the context of Chinese people management, a very important point that needs to be made is that, when it comes to the relationship between executives and employees in China, one must be very careful not to misunderstand the dynamics of Chinese hierarchy. 
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Learning Circle about Solar industries in Mexico

  As a part of CUBE IN, ICUnet developed a training and mentoring package for European SMEs that want to reach out to emerging markets like Mexico. The European SMEs participating in this Learning Circle about Solar industries in Mexico discovered an innovative solution for the foreign market as well as for the home market. This project is financed under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union and owned by EASME, the European Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.  
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Learning Circles for European SMEs - China

Within the overall project “Capturing innovation impulses from emerging economies”, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME) learning circles for European SMEs in emerging markets were conceptualised and conducted for specific sectors.  There were three main goals for these learning circles: 1. Facilitating the market entry for participating SMEs by training them on cultural differences, 2. Learning about innovation in the emerging economy in question and trying to implement those innovative ideas in Europe,
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Learning Circles for European SMEs - India Jugaad

Within the overall project “Capturing innovation impulses from emerging economies”, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME) learning circles for European SMEs in emerging markets were conceptualised and conducted for specific sectors.  There were three main goals for these learning circles: 1. Facilitating the market entry for participating SMEs by training them on cultural differences, 2. Learning about innovation in the emerging economy in question and trying to implement those innovative ideas in Europe,
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Learning Circles for European SMEs - Mexico

Within the overall project “Capturing innovation impulses from emerging economies”, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME) learning circles for European SMEs in emerging markets were conceptualised and conducted for specific sectors.  There were three main goals for these learning circles: 1. Facilitating the market entry for participating SMEs by training them on cultural differences, 2. Learning about innovation in the emerging economy in question and trying to implement those innovative ideas in Europe,
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Malaysia innovation opportunities

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Managing Chinese employees

The different ways of thinking and of seeing the reality of the Chinese, coupled with the collectivistic and highly hierarchical character of Chinese society, creates such a peculiar cultural environment that it becomes essential for foreign managers to change their views on how to manage people by adapting their models to the Chinese reality. For Western companies especially, just sticking to the way they are used to working in the West will simply not work.
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Managing wastewater treatment in India

India has the second largest population in the world. As the country races towards a more developed economy, one of the casualties has been the deteriorating state of the environment. Rapid industrialisation has, unfortunately, increased pollutants in the surrounding areas. One of these pollutants is wastewater. In this document, you will find information about innovation and current development of wastewater treatment in India, and also more about business activities in wastewater treatment in India and the contribution of EU in India.
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Meetings and behavior in business context in Latin America

  This document provides general guidelines to help the reader understanding the way Latin Americans usually behave on a meeting or other business occasions. Thus, the reader may also know how to both act and react on these situations.   
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Meetings and behavior in business context in Mexico

  If you are looking to establish successful business relationships in Mexico, this document offers some key guidelines on how to navigate key cultural aspects, and show up in a way that is conducive to effective meetings.
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Meetings and behaviour in business context in Brazil

If you are looking to establish successful business relationships in Brazil, this document might offer you some initial guidelines on how to navigate key cultural aspects, and show up in a way that is conducive to effective meetings.
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Meetings and behaviour in business context in China

China is a beautiful and diverse country with many customs and norms that are quite subtle and can be missed by even the most savvy business person. The goal of this document is to give some specific details on how to behave in business context and in meetings in China, what to do and what not to do.