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ERIC Number: ED141841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
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Consulting-Research Froblems with German and American Multinational Firms.
Hildebrandt, Herbert W.
International researchers need to be aware of international problems and multinational managerial codes when they work with worldwide organizations. This paper develops the premise that consulting with German multinational companies is more complex than consulting with or researching for American firms. Discussion focuses on the following three facets of research and consultation: qualifications for doing consulting research for German firms (command of German, knowledge of the complex characteristics of the culture, and awareness of managerial differences), problems of American scholarly researchers in those firms (company control of information, variations in business procedures, sociological factors, and the variable time factor), and suggestions for the American consultant researcher. The paper concludes that, although consulting with German firms is difficult and complex for Americans, the rewards outweigh most of the problems. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Germany