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Germany Unraveling an Enigma

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ISBN-10: 1877864757

ISBN-13: 9781877864759

Edition: 2000

Authors: Greg Nees

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List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publication date: 7/27/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

To the Reader
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Who Are the Germans?
The Essentials of Modern German History
Germany: A Patchwork Country
Major German Cultural Themes
Ordnung Musz Sein
Insiders and Outsiders
Clarity and Compartmentalization
Private and Public Spheres
Friends and Acquaintances
Clarity and Rational Knowledge as Control
Pflichtbewu[sz ligature]tsein
German Communication Patterns
Communication Style
Du and Sie Revisited
Private/Public Revisited
Directness and Klarheit
Critical Questions
Diskussion
Unterhaltung and Gemutlichkeit
Vertiefen: Going into Detail
Verbindlichkeit
Sachlichkeit
The Fine Art of Complaining
Nonverbal Communication
The German Social Market Economy
German View of Business
Large Companies and the Mittelstand
Importance of Job Security
Managerial Approaches
Mitbestimmung and Two-Tiered Boards
The Apprenticeship System
Industrie und Handelskammern
The Role of Banking
Risk Aversion
Long-Term Relationships and Secrecy
Long-Term Planning
The Role of Government in Business
Women in Business
Other Changes in the German Business Environment
Building Better Business Relationships
Temporal Patterns and Punctuality
Business Entertaining
Formality and Respect
Status and Materialism
Attitudes toward Work
Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Project Implementation
Negotiations
Making Effective Presentations
Wertewandel: Creation of a New German Identity?
Germany in the European Union
Multiculturalism
The Changing Role of Women
New Lifestyles
Changes in Child Raising
Individuation and Amerikanisierung
Changes in Education
A Search for Roots
The Twenty-First Century
Statistical Comparison of Germany and the United States
Glossary of German Terms
References and Further Readings
Index