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Modernity and Tradition: Management in Africa

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International managers know it: the best practices and tools of ‘Western’ management cannot be simply transferred to other parts of the world. They need some serious adaptation. Several scholars have written about it, one of them being…

Mixed group Oumnia

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This group is the most diverse of Oumnia Works so far: from Syria to China and from Brazil to Angola. Early July they were happy with their certification.

Training given in Accra

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'Organisational effectiveness and the role of Culture' in Accra for managers of Kinross Gold and ECOM Trading. It was a good two-day closure of an intensive blended learning program (online and offline) of three months. The image was taken…

VIML Congress

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Another year of students completed the Minor International and Intercultural Management! On the 15th of May 2019 the VIML Board of the Leiden Research Group organised the final congress.

Culture and ethnicity in Africa

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This article was originally published on my LinkedIn. Africa has an enormous wealth of thousands different cultures and peoples, spread out over 54 different countries. Now the question rises whether the ethnic groups that have lived in…

Innovation and Culture

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This article was originally published on my LinkedIn page. Every company or organisation needs to innovate to stay relevant, to keep a competitive edge and remain on top of the business. Research shows that creativity and innovation are…

CBF Erkenning

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Connect2us is door CBF erkent als een goed doel (Connect2us officially recognized as a non-profit organization).

The Dutch Team

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It’s like herding cats! I wrote an article in the X-pat Journal about the Dutch habit of ‘emerging insight’, which can drive people from other countries to despair. The article can also be found on my LinkedIn page.

#THECULTUREFACTOR 2018

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The Culture factor Hofstede Insights Conference in Milano.

Budapest

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Nice visit to Budapest to give an intercultural training.

IODA Turkey

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Another fantastic IODA conference. Thanks to IODA Turkey, in Istanbul.

The SOBA Committee

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Presenting about the Angolan Soba Committee at IODA-Turkey on September 14th 2018.

Remarkable article of a former slave-selling family

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This is a remarkable article of a former slave-selling family in Nigeria and their dealing with the past. You won’t get many chances in life to read this story.

Article: “Natália is at a loss”

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An article of mine for connect2us in the Xpat Journal: “Natália is at a loss.” Just a few months ago, Natália moved to the Netherlands with her mom, dad and two brothers. She’s an intelligent girl and her Dutch is progressing enormously,…