Useful Resources

INTERNET RESOURCES

General Resource Links
Books and training materials about many cultures:
Intercultural Press - https://openlibrary.org/publishers/Intercultural_Press
Hodder & Stoughton -  www.hodder.co.uk/search.page?SearchText=intercultural
 
Pittsburgh Area International Resource Links
Global Pittsburgh – International communities, business and tourism in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA  www.globalpittsburgh.org
International Women’s Association of Pittsburgh  http://iwap-home.blogspot.com
  
Country & Destination Related Links
Country Information – World Fact Book  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook
Country Information – U.S. State Department  www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn


Country Information
www.lonelyplanet.com
www.executiveplanet.com
World clock - www.timeanddate.com
Holidays around the world  www.earthcalendar.net/index.php
Holidays around the world  www.timeanddate.com/holidays

Health-Related Information Links
World Health Organization (WHO)   www.who.int
Center for Disease Control (CDC)  www.cdc.gov/travel  Telephone:1-800-311-3435
 
Language Links
Translating Dictionaries   http://dictionaries.travlang.com
Foreign Language Online Dictionaries  www.yourdictionary.com/languages.html
 
International Travel Information Links
Airline Toll-Free Numbers and Websites  www.onetravel.com/travel/airlinenumbers.asp
Exchange Rate Information and Currency Converter  www.oanda.com/convert/classic
Conversion scales for baking, cooking, speed, gas mileage, etc.  www.calculateme.com
Conversions for currency exchange, length, area, weight, volume, temperatures, clothing & shoe sizes (men, women, children) 

        http://argentina.angloinfo.com/moving/country-file/conversion-tables/#temp
Travel Warnings, Public Announcements, Consular Information Sheets

        https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html
U.S. Embassy and Consulate Websites Worldwide  http://usembassy.state.gov
Travel information, security warnings and more  www.travel.state.gov
Foreign Embassies in Washington, D.C.   http://www.embassy.org/embassies
Weather Report & Forecast   http://weather.yahoo.com

World Newspapers and Journals Links
On-Line Newspapers of the World (organized by continent)  www.ipl.org/div/news 
World Business Dailies, World Business Magazines, Business Magazines by Country  http://www.world-newspapers.com/index.html

Expatriate-Related Links
Expat Focus  www.expatfocus.com
Expat Exchange  www.expatexchange.com – Online expatriate community with information and links for expats and repatriates
Expatica  www.expatica.com
Escape Artist  www.escapeartist.com - Expat site with lots of information
Expat Meetups  www.meetup.com/topics/expat - Groups of expats with shared interests meet together anywhere in the world,

     regardless of nationality
Expat Women  www.expatwomen.com
Women Abroad  https://internationalcenter.umich.edu/abroad/swt/diversity/women
www.expatexpert.com - Books about transitioning during life abroad by Expat Expert Robin Pascoe; listen to her on-line global

     lecture series addressing issues of global mobility, such as: challenges for the accompanying expat spouse; raising children

     abroad; relocating a relationship; and coming home again (repatriation)
Newcomers and mom’s clubs worldwide directory -  www.newcomersclub.com
Transitions Abroad magazine and much more info for expats  www.transitionsabroad.com
Tales from a Small Planet  www.talesmag.com – Online magazine for expats

BOOK RESOURCES

Understanding Cultures


Adler, Nancy J. & Gundersen. A. International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior. Cengage Learning Emea, 2007.

Axtell, R.E. Do’s and Taboos Around the World, 2nd edition. John Wiley & Sons, 1993.
Axtell, R.E. Gestures: Do’s and Taboos of Body Language Around the World. John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
Culture Shock! (Graphics Arts Center series about business customs and etiquette in many countries)
Culture Smart! (Graphics Arts Center series about business customs and etiquette in many countries)
Gundling, Ernest. Working GlobeSmart: 12 People Skills for Doing Business Across Borders. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2010.
Hofstede, G., Hofstede, G. J. & Minkov, M. Cultures and Organizations - Software of the Mind: Intercultural Cooperation and Its

            Importance for Survival. McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010.
Lewis, R. D. When Cultures Collide: Leading Across Cultures: Leading, Teamworking and Managing Across the Globe. Nicholas

            Brealey Publishing, 2005.
Moran, Robert T., Harris, Philip and Moran, Sarah V. Managing Cultural Differences: Global Leadership Strategies for the 21st

          Century, 7th edition.  Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2007.
Olofsson, G. When in Rome or Rio or Riyadh...Cultural Q&As for Successful Business Behavior Around the World. Nicholas Brealey

          Publishing, 2004.
Hampden-Turner, Charles and Fons Trompenaars.  Riding the Waves of Culture:  Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business,

          3rd edition.  McGraw Hill, New York, New York, 2012.
 Walker, Danielle and Thomas and Joerg Schmitz. Doing Business Internationally: The Guide to Cross-Cultural Success, 2nd edition.

          McGraw-Hill, 2003.


 Country Specific

AUSTRALIA
Renwick, George W. A Fair Go for All: Australian/American Interactions. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 1991.

BRAZIL
Oliveira, Jacqueline. Brazil: A Guide for Business People. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2001.
Poelzl, Volker.  Culture Shock! Brazil: A Guide to Customs and Etiquette. Graphic Arts Books, Portland, Oregon, 2002.

CHINA
Wang, Mary Margaret and Richard W. Brislin. Turning Bricks into Jade: Critical Incidents for Mutual Understanding Among Chinese

          and Americans. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2000.
Wenzhong, H. and C. Grove. Encountering the Chinese: A Guide for Americans. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 1999.


EUROPE
Hill, Richard. We Europeans. EuroPublications, 1997.
Yale, Richmond. From Da to Yes: Understanding the East Europeans. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 1995.

FRANCE
Asselin, Gilles and Ruth Mastron. Au Contraire! Figuring Out The French. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2001.
 
GERMANY
Flippo, Hyde. The German Way: Aspects of Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs in the German-Speaking World. McGraw-Hill, 1996.
Hall, Edward T. and Hall, Mildred Reed. Understanding Cultural Differences: Germans, French and Americans. Nicholas Brealey

        Publishing, 1989.
Nees, Greg. Germany: Unraveling an Enigma. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2000.
Storti, Craig. Old World, New World: Bridging Cultural Difference: Britain, France, Germany, and the U.S, Nicholas Brealey

          Publishing, 2001.

INDIA
Storti, Craig. Speaking of India: Bridging the Communication Gap When Working with Indians. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2007.

ITALY
Costantino, M. and Gambella, L.R. The Italian Way: Aspects of Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs of the Italians. Passport Books, 1996.
 
JAPAN
Condon, John C. With Respect to the Japanese: A Guide for Americans. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 1984.
Shinomiya, Sue and Brian Szepkouski. Business Passport to Japan: Maximizing Your Success in the 21st Century. ICG Muse, Inc., 2002.

LATIN AMERICA
Stephenson, S. Understanding Spanish-Speaking South Americans. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2003.

MEXICO
Condon, John C. Good Neighbors: Communicating with the Mexicans. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 1997.
Crouch, N. Mexicans & Americans: Cracking the Cultural Code. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2004.
 
MIDDLE EAST
Nydell, Marget K. Understanding Arabs: A Guide for Modern Times, 4th Edition. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2006.
 
NETHERLANDS
Vossestein, Jacob. Dealing with the Dutch, KIT Publishers, 2003.
White, Colin and Laurie Boucke. The Undutchables: An Observation of the Netherlands, its Culture and its Inhabitants. White Boucke

          Publishing, 2001.
 
RUSSIA
Yale, Richmond. From Nyet to Da: Understanding the New Russia. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2008.

SPAIN
Wattley-Ames, Helen. Spain Is Different, 2nd Edition. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 1999.

UNITED KINGDOM
 Walmsley, Jane. Brit-Think, Amer-Think: A Transatlantic Survival Guide, Rev. Ed. Penguin Group, 2003.
 
UNITED STATES
Althen, Gary. American Ways: A Guide for Foreigners in the United States (2nd Edition).  Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2002.
 Kim, E.Y. The Yin and Yang of American Culture: A Paradox. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2001.
Stewart, Edward C., and Milton J. Bennett. American Cultural Patterns: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Rev. Ed. Nicholas Brealey

          Publishing, 1991.
Storti, Craig. Americans at Work: A Guide to the Can-Do People.  Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2004.

Making cultural differences an asset