Expat

Expat

Author: Robert Ampudia Whitt, III

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781602472686

Category:

Page: 316

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An American expatriate working as a manager of a newsmagazine, Whitt finds himself surrounded by compelling, oftentimes dangerous individuals with little or no interest in anything other than obtaining political achievement and monetary gain. In defense of his company and himself, Whitt finds himself in many a compromising, even dangerous, position, upholding loyalty to his native United States of America, his colleagues, and himself. Experience firsthand the Mexico City massacre of hundreds of students, a bloodless coup of the president of a sovereign Latin American nation, negotiations with Marxist ideologues, power-driven dictators, and kidnapping terrorists entrenched in criminal operations. Enter the social scene as Whitt solidifies friendships, embraces cultural norms, and finds time to explore the exciting social scene Latin America has to offer. Readers will run the gamut of emotions as the true-life situations of Robert Ampudia Whitt III are brought to light in Expat.

CultureShock! Thailand: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

CultureShock! Thailand: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

Author: Dr. Robert Cooper

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814841399

Category: Travel

Page: 421

View: 502

CultureShock! Thailand is the complete guide for those who wish to make sense of the fascinating, manifold and often contradictory aspects of this ancient kingdom. Can you tell your tom yum goong from your tom kha kai? Do Buddhist monks eat meat? Why do Thais all seem to call each other “Khun”? When introduced to someone, do you shake hands, wai or do both? What is Buddhist Lent? What is a farang to make of the famous Thai Smile? Whether you’re in Bangkok for business, Hua Hin to soak up the sun, or on a retreat at a forest wat to find inner peace, get the most out of your stay with this essential guide written by an old hand to the intriguing mass of contradictions that is Thailand – the country with so much that is often both calming yet infuriating, passionate yet passive, and chaotic yet beautiful.

International Human Resource Management

International Human Resource Management

Author: Nilanjan Sengupta

Publisher: Excel Books India

ISBN: 8174465197

Category: International business enterprises

Page: 348

View: 574

In today s era of International business, International Human Resource Management (IHRM) is emerging as a crucial factor since organizations are run by people. What is interesting in this phenomenon is, not only that there are differences in people across the countries, but even within a country or regions within it. This complex socio-cultural and psychological fabric coupled with historical, geographic, economic and political factors, creates certain boundary conditions and makes IHRM a very complex process. The intention of this book is to portray the various factors that are connected with managing Human Resources in International Business. Since the two are inseparable, any organization aspiring to participate as a player in international business must develop the knowledge, skills and acumen to perceive the subtle nuances that govern the rules of game. IHRM as a discipline cuts across all other business operations in the international context and plays a vital role in the success or failure of a business venture since, businesses are essentially driven by people. In the light of the above, this book has sought to address some of the issues that relate to IHRM, which need to be logically understood by any keen observer of international business, today. The approach of this book has been to detail IHRM both, in terms of a function, as well as a process and the factors or key elements that are attached to them.To make this book reader-friendly, chapter highlights have been added at the beginning of each chapter to facilitate the reader to identify the broader areas that may be learnt from a particular chapter. Each chapter also contains detailed references and key terms. Conceptual questions, multiple choices, web-based exercises are some of the additional features of the book. Relevant diagrammatic representation, relevant case study and list of web references have been also added in this book.

Expat Guide

Expat Guide

Author: Martine Maurel

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581127758

Category: Travel

Page: 270

View: 438

The Expat Guide: Moscow is designed for the expatriate either planning to move to Moscow or who is already living in Moscow. It is hoped that information in this guide will help reduce the steepness of the learning curve that the new expatriate in Moscow has to undergo in order to establish a rewarding, and fulfilling life in a huge and often bewildering city. The guide has been written by an expatriate who related the research she conducted to the progressive stages of her personal learning curve. The author has experienced first-hand the trials and tribulations... and the joys, of learning to live in Moscow.

CultureShock! Shanghai

CultureShock! Shanghai

Author: Sharol Gauthier

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814751841

Category: Travel

Page:

View: 818

CultureShock! Shanghai is the complete guide for those who are trying to get a handle on China’s glittering crown jewel that is both charmingly ancient yet stunningly ultra-modern. Can you tell your xiaolongbao from your xiaolongxia? What is this nebulous concept called guan xi? Is being called a laowai a pejorative? Boasting some of the world’s tallest buildings, largest businesses, longest bridges, fastest trains and elevators, and finest restaurants, Shanghai is a megacity and world-class financial centre that may well be the world’s first cashless society, but it also has cosy streets filled with napping bicyclists, dancers in full costume and seniors with bird cages. With impressive light shows, backlit freeways and luminous skylines, Shanghai is truly a city of light. Get the most out of your stay with this guide to the Asian metropolis par excellence. The Series CultureShock! is a dynamic, indispensable series of guides for travellers looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting, working in or moving to. Each title explains the country’s customs, traditions and social and business etiquette in a lively, informative style. CultureShock! authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, are ideally placed to provide warm and helpful advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures.

Max Danger

Max Danger

Author: Robert J. Collins

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462902941

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 197

"Mr. Collins is a funny writer [who puts] his finger on exactly what…makes Japan bewildering, endearing, amusing inspiring…" —The New York Times Follow the adventures of Tokyo’s favorite expatriate Max Danger, as he weaves his way in and out of the intricacies and dilemmas of living in Japan from baffling bilingual breakfast meetings, through the mind-boggling enigmas of doing business in Japan, to the dubious pleasures of late-night hostess clubs. Max Danger seems to exhaust himself just trying to make it through the day.

The Rough Guide to Switzerland (Travel Guide eBook)

The Rough Guide to Switzerland (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781789196726

Category: Travel

Page: 710

View: 584

Practical travel guide to Switzerland points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Switzerland, how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Switzerland, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip. The Rough Guide to Switzerland covers: Geneva, Lausanne and Lake Geneva, The Arc Jurassien, Basel and around, Bern and around, The Bernese Oberland, Valais, Lucerne and Central Switzerland, Zürich, Northeast Switzerland, Graubünden, Ticino Inside this travel guide you'll find: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EVERY TYPE OF TRAVELLER Experiences selected for every kind of trip to Switzerland, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Geneva to family activities in child-friendly places, like Zürich or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Lausanne. PRACTICAL TRAVEL TIPS Essential pre-departure information including Switzerland entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more. TIME-SAVING ITINERARIES Carefully planned routes covering the best of Switzerland give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip. DETAILED REGIONAL COVERAGE Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options. INSIGHTS INTO GETTING AROUND LIKE A LOCAL Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for hiking, browsing markets and sampling wine. HIGHLIGHTS OF THINGS NOT TO MISS Rough Guides' rundown of Basel, Bern and Lucerne's sights and top experiences help to make the most of each trip to Switzerland, even in a short time. HONEST AND INDEPENDENT REVIEWS: Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Switzerland, matching different needs. BACKGROUND INFORMATION Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Switzerland, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. FABULOUS FULL COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Rathaus in Basel and the spectacular Bernese Oberland. COLOUR-CODED MAPPING Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Valais, Ticino and many more locations in Switzerland, reduce need to go online. USER-FRIENDLY LAYOUT With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.

Going Native in Murcia

Going Native in Murcia

Author: Debbie Jenkins

Publisher: NativeSpain.com

ISBN: 9781908770004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 350

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MURCIA REGION! Full of useful tips straight from a British couple who now call this region their home. Let Debbie and Marcus be your guides as they share their love for Murcia, its people and its surrounds with intimate details, personal stories and hot tips for visitors, home buyers and new natives alike. This third edition has been carefully revised and is packed full of 300% more information including all town guides and selected maps. Going Native in Murcia - the most comprehensive guide in print - is now even better.