“For the past thirty years we have conducted research in the field of intercultural communication: designing programs for the selection and training of people working in foreign cultures, consulting to international business, and writing books and articles on the intercultural process. We specialize in identifying the nonverbal components of intercultural communication – the unspoken signals and assumptions that flow from human psychology and national character, elements critical to success in business.” – Edward T. Hall
Human resource management, at home and abroad, means assisting the corporation’s most valuable asset – its people – to function effectively. Edward T. Hall and Mildred Reed Hall explain the cultural context in which corporations in Germany, France and the United States operate and how this contributes to misunderstandings between business personnel from each country. Then they offer new insights and practical advice on how to manage day-to-day transactions in the international business arena.