Author Archives: Sophie Humpisch

About Sophie Humpisch

I studied business communication and cross-cultural competence. During my studies I lived abroad for a long time and therefore experienced cross-cultural differences on my own. I have been with Eidam & Partner since 2014, being responsible for the support and recruiting of cross-cultural experts. Eidam & Partner offers 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.

Negotiations in China: Part 2

The Chinese have an international reputation of being hard negotiation partners. In this second part of our series, find out where this reputation comes from, what negotiation tactics your Chinese partners will tend to use and how to handle them … Continue reading

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Negotiations in China: Part 1

Business practices can differ depending on cultural regions, and this is especially true with negotiations. Different communication and negotiation styles can cause misunderstandings that, in the worst case, can lead to the termination of your business relationships. To prevent this … Continue reading

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Decision-making in South Africa

South Africa – most people initially think about Cape Town, heat and wild animals. But did you also know that South Africa has evolved into one of the most important industrialized nations on the continent? In today’s blog post, we’d … Continue reading

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Italian etiquette: Dealing with rules

“Italians don’t follow rules, and they’re always late.” Maybe you’ve run across this statement yourself. But what can this perception be attributed to, and what’s behind it? In today’s blog post, we’d like to address this issue and explain how … Continue reading

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Bulgarian collaborations

The Bulgarian economy is flourishing and has been registering continuous growth for years, which greatly pleases the rest of the global market. For that reason, we want to use today’s blog post to give you some tips that should be … Continue reading

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International assignments with family

When an employee is sent abroad and accompanied by his or her family, this provides a number of exciting opportunities and challenges. In order for the partner and children – not to mention the expat – to be able to … Continue reading

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Business success made in Canada

Canada is often overshadowed by the neighboring USA. Yet Canada has been playing an increasingly more important role in international politics and economy for some time. We would therefore like to use this blog post to address the characteristics of … Continue reading

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Doing business with Israelis

To mark Israel’s 70th Independence Day, which recently took place, we would like to use today’s blog post to focus on the Israeli culture and its effects on the business world. 

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