The International Entrepreneur: Practical Advice for Cross Cultural Teams
A good friend of mine was recently hired into a sustainability marketing position at a U.S. company. ?Sally? is an intrapreneur (someone who brings entrepreneurial innovation and passion into a larger organization). She recently invited me out to lunch to talk about the cross-cultural team questions that have come up on the job.
The International Entrepreneur: How to Do International Business… as a Woman
Are the rules of business the same around the world for men and women? As with most questions in international business environments, the answer is?it depends.
In the past thirty years, women have become a greater portion of the global workforce, as well as grown in the number of leadership positions held. We?re still far from equal in the global business world, but we?ve come a long way, Sisters!
The International Entrepreneur: Think you know American values? I took a course last year on Cross-Cultural Management from Dr. Kang-Rae Cho at the University of Colorado Denver. It covered all the theories on cross-cultural studies from Hofstede, Trompenaars, Farmer-Richmond etc.
The International Entrepreneur: Management Commitment – Vital to International Expansion Success. Without management commitment, you might as well skip the effort all together. There are many tales of an enterprising young professional who asks for permission to pursue an international sales opportunity and uncovers a huge overseas market.
The International Entrepreneur: Born Global or No? The drums are beating loudly for technology start-ups to become global companies from inception.
The International Entrepreneur: International Business Readiness Checklist. Here?s what I think you need to have to be ready to expand into your company?s first overseas market:
The International Entrepreneur: Blending Company Cultures in Foreign Subsidiaries. Last week a business executive from a green technology firm lamented to me that his company had been purchased by a Swiss firm six months ago.
The International Entrepreneur: Arbitrage, A Smart Firm?s Source of Competitive Advantage. There are many small and medium-sized firms that expand to the most similar markets they can find.
The International Entrepreneur: CFO’s Role in International Business. I have recently heard a group of CFOs