Very often during my workshops and lectures, I get people asking me afterward where they can read more on the subject of Intercultural Differences and where they can find good books about cultural differences. Usually I point them to my website for more info 😉 But of course, it makes sense to suggest other books too.
Below you will find a pretty complete list of books about cultural differences that will keep you going. I’m pretty sure that many of these suggested books about cultural differences will also have an Electronic (Kindle) version available.
The first books are the ones that I’ve written myself. They are both available for direct download from this site (just follow the link; you can pay using Paypal, even if you don’t have a Paypal account; then you can use your credit card). My first book is also available in hardcover.
Multicultural Books & eBooks
- Chris Smit, How to Overcome Cultural Differences in Business: Avoid the Mistakes that Everyone Else is Making When Doing Business Internationally
- Chris Smit, Uncertainty Avoidance in International Business: The Hidden Cultural Dimension You Need to Understand When Doing Business Overseas
- Björn Bjerke, Business Leadership and Culture: National Management Styles in the Global Economy
- Craig Storti, The art of crossing cultures
- Culture Shock! A guide to customs and etiquette series of books on more than 60 different countries, Times Media Private Ltd
- Edward T. Hall, The Silent Language
- Edward T. Hall, Beyond Culture
- Geert Hofstede, Culture’s Consequences
- Geert Hofstede, Cultures and Organizations, Software of the Mind
- Geert Hofstede, Masculinity and Femininity
- Hofstede, Pedersen & Hofstede, Exploring culture
- Marieke de Mooij, Global Marketing and Advertising
- Marieke de Mooij, Consumer Behaviour and Culture
- Susan Schneider & Jean-Louis Barsoux, Managing across cultures
- Samuel P. Huntington The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
- Fons Trompenaars Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Diversity in Global Business
Multicultural Books on Specific Country or Regional Books About Cultural Differences
- Yale Richmond & Phyllis Gestrin, Into Africa
- Eduardo Archetti, Masculinities
- Jianguang Wang, Westerners Through Chinese Eyes
- Tony Fang, Chinese Business Negotiating Style
- Verner Worm, Vikings And Mandarins
- H. Wenzhong, & C. Grove, Encountering The Chinese
- Philippe d’Iribarne, La Logique de l’Honneur (on France, the USA, and the Netherlands)
- Greg Nees, Germany: Unraveling an Enigma
- David Matsumoto, The New Japan
- Jacob Vossestein, Dealing with the Dutch
- Eva Kras, Management in two cultures
- Orlando Figes, Natasha’s Dance (on Russia)
- Edward Stuart & Milton Bennet, American Cultural Patterns
- Frank E. Hugget , The Dutch Today
- E.M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox, The Goal
If you’ve found other books about cultural differences which is not on this list, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will promptly add it.
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