Thursday, March 13, 2014


[IWS] COUNTRY INSIGHTS [China Example] from the Centre for Intercultural Learning, Canada

IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



Foreign Affaires and International Trade Canada

Centre for Intercultural Learning


The Centre for Intercultural Learning (offered by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada) offers resources related to developing and refining the intercultural skills vital to a successful international experience. Available resources include over 100 “Cultural Insights” providing a local and Canadian prospective on culture for countries all over the world, the Centre's Intercultures Magazine, and freely available research and discussion papers. Also available in French.


See in particular



Go to pull-down menu for countries and regions


Example for CHINA


·         Conversations

·         Communication Styles

·         Display of Emotion

·         Dress, Punctuality & Formality

·         Preferred Managerial Qualities

·         Hierarchy and Decision-making

·         Religion, Class, Ethnicity, & Gender

·         Relationship-building

·         Privileges and Favouritism

·         Conflicts in the Workplace

·         Motivating Local Colleagues

·         Recommended Books, Films & Foods

·         In-country Activities

·         National Heroes

·         Shared Historical Events with Canada

·         Stereotypes



This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.



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