Culture Bumps™ in Global Classrooms is a unique app that compares ten common behaviors in university classrooms around the globe. These include day to day situations such as coming to class late, working in groups, using electronics in class and showing respect to the professor.This intercultural listing of both similarities and differences (culture bumps™) in […]

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“Repatriation has been the classic step-child in international HR management,” says Nancy Adler, professor of organizational behavior and cross-cultural management at McGill University, a noted researcher and author of articles and books, including most recently: Competitive Frontiers: Women Managers in a Global Economy (Blackwell Publishers, 1994) and Strategic Human Resource Management: A Global Perspective, (published […]

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  Navigating differences for me has always been the exploration of how we move beyond our cultural differences to our human commonalities. This journey began for me many years ago – in the cotton fields of West Texas where I first encountered (what I would later call culture bumps).  The Aguilar family lived next to […]

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What does it mean to be a global leader?

*Angel Cabrera, President of George Mason University, identified three characteristics of a global leader -Having a global mindset -Having global entrepreneurship -Having global citizenship. These three characteristics are acquired rather than being inherent. The Culture Bump Approach to dealing with differences develops all three by allowing an individual to view cultural differences, not as problems [...]
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A doctoral dissertation by Nader Abualnaja (who portrayed Aziz in the video, Brian and Aziz https://culturebump.com/content.php?pagename=student-workbook-culture-bumps )  entitled “The perceptions of Muslim Americans regarding racial profiling at airports after 9/ll” held several surprising results. Dr. Abualnaja had a total of 226 respondents who were almost evenly divided between males and females, were generally highly educated […]

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Dr. Archer: Mr. Mach, you participated in  the Culture Bump Workshop here at the Lilly Conference. Thank you for your presence and your contribution, and I am interested in your insights from the workshop.   Mr. Mach: I thought the real take-away was that there was an introduction to a terminology  so that a group of people can make […]

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An Intervivew with Professor Suzanne Shaffer from Penn State- York Campus USA.   Dr. Archer: Professor Shaffer, you participated in  the Culture Bump Workshop yesterday,  Thank you for your presence and your contribution.  I am interested in your insights from the workshop.  Could you share them with us?     Professor Shaffer: Well, the first word that occurs […]

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