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About Andreas Riedel

I studied tourism management and European studies/cultural studies. In both subjects I took a close look at cross-cultural communication from different angels. I have been working as a key account manager at Eidam & Partner since 2013. We offer worldwide services related to cross-cultural communication, such as cross-cultural training, cross-cultural coaching, eLearning and preparation for international assignments for more than 80 target countries.

Christmas worldwide

Christmas is celebrated on all continents, everywhere a little differently. In our last blog post of the year, we’d like to introduce you to how it’s celebrated in other cultures and how it may influence business life.

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Negotiations in the USA

Fundamental ideals, cultural peculiarities and personal communication styles influence the course of negotiations, among other things. That’s why we cover this topic and go into detail about the particularities of the target country of the USA in today’s blog post.

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Employee leadership “Made in Japan”

Very particular cultural blunders lie in wait for Western visitors in the Land of the Rising Sun, blunders that can affect their professional collaborations. German managers notice these very often in Japan. That’s why we want to give you some … Continue reading

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Being hosted in India – Part 1

In addition to your business dealings with Indians, there will also be a number of situations on your business trip in which you act on your own private behalf. In India, a country in which personal relationships play an important … Continue reading

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Characteristics of the Gulf states

“The Arab world” is a broad term describing numerous countries across Asia and Africa. It includes 24 sovereign states in which Arabic is spoken. In today’s blog post, we mainly want to take a look at the countries along the … Continue reading

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Employee leadership in India

A number of leadership styles can be found in Indian companies – from hierarchical and authoritarian to patriarchal and cooperative. If you find yourself in a situation to lead Indian employees, there are a lot of particularities to keep in … Continue reading

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Successfully doing business in Poland

The cultural differences between Poland and some Western European countries can seem surprisingly substantial. You should keep certain cultural characteristics in mind in order to establish successful business relationships, especially if you’ll be carrying on intensive business contacts and negotiations. … Continue reading

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Business in Mexico 101

The Mexican economy has seen a significant upswing over the last few years. Thanks to the emerging nation’s good location, numerous foreign investors are already doing business there. In today’s blog post, we’d like to tell you about the most … Continue reading

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