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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.

Business basics in Vietnam

Vietnam’s Independence Day is celebrated on September 2, which gives us a nice occasion to take a closer look at this exciting Southeast Asian country. Find out in today’s blog post which cultural characteristics can affect business there and how … Continue reading

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Romania: Establishing business contacts

The Romanian economy has been booming for several years. This has been especially noticeable in the automotive and electrical engineering industries. Since many German companies are working closer and closer with Romania, today we want to take a closer look … Continue reading

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Negotiation success in Turkey

A lot of Germans have or have had contact with the Turkish culture, either professionally or privately, which is why this country may no longer seem all that “different” to some people. But numerous testimonials from German-Turkish projects show that … Continue reading

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Successful communication in Thailand

There are a multitude of different ethnicities and cultures in Thailand, which is why it’s not always so easy to find your bearings there. This can particularly be felt in everyday business communications, which are significantly influenced by Thailand’s cultural … Continue reading

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Know-how for expats in Mexico

For several years now, Mexico has been an increasingly popular destination for expats. A lot of them end up in major hubs such as Mexico City, Querétaro and Puebla. People on assignment there are often confronted with the country’s cultural … Continue reading

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Czech Republic: Business meetings

Meetings play an important role in the Czech business world. In today’s blog post, you’ll learn the similarities and differences between the German and Czech meeting cultures, as well as what to expect when you’re invited to lunch or dinner.

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Management in the Arab world

What’s expected from a “good” manager in the Arab world? Why is networking important for managers? And why should invitations often be expressed three times? We’ll answer these questions and more for you in our first blog post of the … Continue reading

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Christmas in Italian: Buon Natale!

Like every year, in our last blog post of the year, we’d like to take this time to address the topic of Christmas. This time we decided to give you a little information about Italian Christmas traditions. Enjoy the article!

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