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  Interview with Fons Trompenaars, Strategy, HR, Expatica
Fons Trompenaars, the Dutch-born cultural management guru and author (who grew up with a French mother) has seen this transformation in business and understands the cultural dilemmas that confront managers every day.
Trompenaars describes a manager who has "been there" as irreplaceable, simply because one must have first-hand experience in a culture to understand it.
As Trompenaars explains, "In this case, the assessor is as important as the assessee.
www.expatica.com /actual/article.asp?subchannel_id=158&story_id=10997   (1411 words)

  
  Tuck Executive Education -- Fons Trompenaars
Trompenaars studied economics at the Free University of Amsterdam and earned a PhD from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
In 1989, Dr. Trompenaars became managing director of the Centre for International Business Studies, a consulting and training organization for international management.
Trompenaars also coauthored, with C.M. Hampden-Turner, Seven Cultures of Capitalism (Doubleday, 1993), Building Cross-Cultural Competence (Yale University Press, 2000), and 21 Leaders for the 21st Century (McGraw-Hill, 2001).
www.tuck.dartmouth.edu /exec/about/trompenaars.html   (342 words)

  
 21 Leaders for the 21st Century - Fons Trompenaars - eBooks
21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Fons Trompenaars
Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner are considered today’s most knowledgeable, innovative management consultants.
In 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, they tap into the wisdom of high-performing leaders from around the globe who candidly discuss their own views and experiences in analyzing and solving business dilemmas.
www.ebookmall.com /alpha-titles/21-Leaders-for-the-st-Century-Trompenaars-McGraw-Hill-cr.htm   (271 words)

  
 The knowledge: Fons Trompenaars - Inside Knowledge
To Fons Trompenaars, knowledge management is, or should be, fundamentally a cultural issue.
As Trompenaars says, while HR, finance and marketing professionals are generally universalist in their outlook, salespeople tend to be more particularist — they invariably demand exceptions for their clients, for example.
Fons Trompenaars will be making one of six keynote presentations at this year’s KM Europe conference and exhibition.
www.kmmagazine.com /xq/asp/sid.0/articleid.1A6014BC-399A-47C4-A330-D9DE2BB7BEE7/qx/display.htm   (1448 words)

  
 Video Management
Fons Trompenaars is Europe's renowned culture guru and recognised authority on cultural diversity and leadership.
Fons Trompenaars obtained his Master degree in Business Economics from the Free University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and his doctorate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
As director of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Intercultural Management Consulting, Fons Trompenaars advises clients on issues in respect of cultural diversity, cultural due diligence, etc., and devises training programmes on cross-cultural management for international organisations such as Heineken, Shell, BP, Philips, General Motors, Merrill Lynch, Johnson and Johnson, Dow Chemicals, etc.
www.videomanagement.com /elpcms/video.cfm?id=151   (134 words)

  
 Fons Trompenaars Business Speaker - Interphiz
Fons Trompenaars studied Economics at the Free University of Amsterdam and later earned a Ph.
Fons Trompenaars has worked as a consultant for Shell, BP, ICI, Philips, Heineken, Eastman Kodak, Elf Acquitaine, TRW, Mars, Daimler Benz, Motorola, General Motors, Nike, British Telecom, Merrill Lynch and Apple Computers.
In 1991 Fons Trompenaars was awarded the International Professional Practice Area Research Award by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).
www.interphiz.com /business_speakers/ftrompenaars.html   (345 words)

  
 Fons Trompenaars - Speakers Biography - Celebrity Speakers Limited
Fons Trompenaars is the Managing Director of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Intercultural Management Consulting (previously known as the Centre for International Business Studies; CIBS).
Fons serves as Visiting Professor for the international MBA Programme at the Erasmus University - Rotterdam School of Management.
To find out exactly what Fons Trompenaars could bring to one of your events or to book him for an engagement please contact Celebrity Speakers Ltd.
www.speakers.co.uk /csaWeb/speaker,FONTRO   (262 words)

  
 The knowledge: Fons Trompenaars - Inside Knowledge
To Fons Trompenaars, knowledge management is, or should be, fundamentally a cultural issue.
As Trompenaars says, while HR, finance and marketing professionals are generally universalist in their outlook, salespeople tend to be more particularist — they invariably demand exceptions for their clients, for example.
Fons Trompenaars will be making one of six keynote presentations at this year’s KM Europe conference and exhibition.
www.ikmagazine.com /xq/asp/sid.0/articleid.1A6014BC-399A-47C4-A330-D9DE2BB7BEE7/qx/display.htm   (1448 words)

  
 Keynote Speakers Inc. Fons Trompenaars : Fons Trompenaars, Ph.D., is the world authority on   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Trompenaars studied economics at the Free University of Amsterdam and later earned a Ph.D. from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with a dissertation on differences in conceptions of organizational structure in various cultures.
Trompenaars developed a model to analyze cultural differences, the “Seven Dimensions of Culture Model,” to show how managing complexity in a heterogeneous environment is a major challenge for international managers and corporate leaders as well as a critical component of long term success, and how reconciling cultural differences leads to competitive advantage.
Fons Trompenaars has been a leading proponent that value is not added but rather value is created by reconciling values of contrasts and conflict.
www.keynotespeakers.com /speaker_detail.asp?id=1304   (733 words)

  
 Boeken van Fons Trompenaars
Trompenaars en Hampden-Turner beschrijven op welke wijze (organisatie)culturen in diverse landen van elkaar verschillen.
Trompenaars en Woolliams laten zien hoe we de verschillende markten en klantbehoeften in een groot aantal verschillende culturele contexten beter kunnen leren begrijpen.
Fons Trompenaars en Charles Hampden-Turner beschrijven hun visie op wat HRM moet doen om relevant te blijven in hedendaagse bedrijven.
www.managementboek.nl /auteur_info.asp?AuteurID=674   (375 words)

  
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Trompenaars developed a model to analyze cultural differences, the "Seven Dimensions of Culture Model", to show how managing complexity in a heterogeneous environment is a major challenge for today’s international managers and corporate leaders as well as a critical component of long term success.
Fons Trompenaars is the cofounder (with Charles Hampden-Turner) of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner in Amsterdam, an innovative center of excellence for intercultural management issues.
Trompenaars holds a degree in Economics from the Free University of Amsterdam and a PhD from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
www.clientplus.com /fintimes/t_leaders/tl_display.cfm?tl_ID=151   (430 words)

  
 The Dilemma Doctors
Trompenaars, a 48-year-old Amsterdam-based consultant of French and Dutch descent, and Dr. Hampden-Turner, a 65-year-old British writer with a long history of social science research in America, are the two most prominent figures focusing on cultural diversity in business today.
Trompenaars and Dr. Hampden-Turner are intellectual heirs to some of the longest-lived traditions in organizational learning, including the legacies of epistemologist Gregory Bateson, “organizational culture” conceptualist Edgar Schein, and the legendary Shell scenario planner, Pierre Wack.
Trompenaars describes an English woman who, when she was told that the pedestrian died, said that now she felt morally obligated to tell the truth.
www.strategy-business.com /press/16635507/17251   (5084 words)

  
 TROMPENAARS F. : "L'entreprise multiculturelle"
Fons Trompenaars est un des spécialistes européens des questions transculturelles.
Fons Trompenaars cite les dires des japonais : "seul un poisson mort ouvre la bouche" ; ainsi que ce que pensent les Anglais : "ce sont les récipients vides qui font le plus de bruit".
Trompenaars prend comme exemple une réunion réunissant les directeurs de ressources humaines de plusieurs filiales étrangères d’un grand groupe, lors de laquelle un différend apparut.
www.cnam.fr /lipsor/dso/articles/fiche/trompenaars.html   (4572 words)

  
 Trompenaars Hampden-Turner
Fons Trompenaars is an acclaimed world-class management guru and author of numerous cross-cultural management books.
Fons studied Economics at the Free University of Amsterdam and later earned a Ph.D. from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with a dissertation on differences in conceptions of organizational structure in various cultures.
Fons Trompenaars has authored numerous books and publications including Riding the Waves of Culture which sold over 120,000 copies and was translated into French, German, Dutch, Korean, Danish, Turkish, Chinese, Hungarian and Portuguese.
www.igbnetwork.com /3_THT.htm   (470 words)

  
 Hollandse Meesters in Management: de ideeën van Fons Trompenaars over cultuurverschillen: Harry Starren Ronald ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cultuur is het thema waar Fons Trompenaars beroemd mee is geworden.
Vreemd is dat niet: zijn moeder was Française, zijn vader Nederlander; zelf werkte hij voor Shell in negen landen.
Trompenaars betoogt dat ondernemingen die die dilemma's overzien en een cultuurkloof weten te overbruggen, daar beslissend concurrentievoordeel mee kunnen behalen.
www.managementboek.nl /promopaginas/boeken/9077387196.htm   (240 words)

  
 GBN: Fons Trompenaars
Fons Trompenaars is the cofounder (with Charles Hampden-Turner) of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner in Amsterdam, an innnovative center of excellence for intercultural management issues.
Previously Fons was the managing director of the Centre for International Business Studies, a consultancy and training organization for international management.
Fons consults with many leading companies worldwide; in 1991 he received the International Professional Practice Area Research Award by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).
www.gbn.com /PersonBioDisplayServlet.srv?pi=24760   (331 words)

  
 Trompenaars Hampden-Turner   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fons studied Economics at the Free University of Amsterdam and later earned a Ph.D. from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with a dissertation on differences in conceptions of organizational structure in various cultures.
Fons entered Shell in 1981 and moved into the Personnel Division for Shell in Rotterdam.
Fons Trompenaars wrote Riding the Waves of Culture, Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business.
www.7d-culture.nl /Content/bioFT.htm   (326 words)

  
 Did the Pedestrian Die: Insights from the World's Greatest Culture Guru: Current Amazon U.S.A. One-Edition Data   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Trompenaars and his research team have identified the issues that really make a difference at the level of the individual and the organization as a whole.
But there is one thread that remains common no matter where and to whom Fons is posing this dilemma: regardless of their culture, people would like to help their friends as well as respect the truth and support laws that protect pedestrians.
Fons Trompenaars is founder and Managing Director of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner (THT), an innovative centre of excellence for intercultural management issues - for both globalization and managing diversity.
www.halloween.com /halloween-books/free.php?in=us&asin=1841124362   (922 words)

  
 Webster University - The Netherlands - BA, MA, MBA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Len Even, director of Webster University in the Netherlands, said: "We feel privileged to be able to welcome such an eminent thinker as Fons Trompenaars as a member of our Advisory Board.
We see the fact that Fons is now returning in some way to his roots - for in the 1980's he was one of our most highly rated faculty members - as a recognition of the constant quality we are able to offer our international students."
Fons studied Economics at the Free University of Amsterdam and earned a Ph.D. from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
www.webster.nl /index.jsp?USMID=91033   (414 words)

  
 Fons Trompenaars - eBooks - New Releases!
Fons Trompenaars, Ph.D. and Charles Hampden-Turner, DBA, are coauthors of Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Cultural Diversity in Global Business and Building Cross-Cultural Competence: How to Create Wealth from Conflicting Values.
Trompenaars is managing director of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner (THT) Intercultural Management Consulting, an international management and training consultancy and KPMG Network affiliate that lists Motorola, Mars, Shell, Bombardier, and Heineken among its clients.
Hampden-Turner is a management consultant with THT and author based at the University of Cambridge's Judge Institute of Management Studies.
www.ebookmall.com /alpha-authors/Fons-Trompenaars.htm   (244 words)

  
 Book Dr Fons Trompenaars [Holland] through JLA speaker bureau
Book Dr Fons Trompenaars [Holland] through JLA speaker bureau
Fons works with multi-nationals to understand and maximise the potential of cultural diversity, making it a key asset of the organisation.
Lacing his presentations with humour, Fons explores the three layers of any culture, and offers managers practical solutions to inter-cultural challenges - like how to generate enthusiasm and develop effective reward systems.
www.jla.co.uk /ArtistsIndex/Artists/1/TrompenaarsFons1.asp?Letter=   (75 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Intercultural communication
It is also frequently referred to as "Intercultural communication".
The main theories for cross-cultural communication are based on the work done looking at value differences (or Cultural dimensions) among cultures, especially the works of Geert Hofstede, Harry C. Triandis, Fons Trompenaars and more recently Shalom Schwartz.
These theories have been applied to a variety of different communication theories and settings, most notably general business and management (Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner) and marketing (Marieke de Mooij, Stephan Dahl)
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Intercultural-communication   (390 words)

  
 The Use and Misuse of Questionnaires in Intercultural Training
Trompenaars' dimensions were generated through a study of the literature and his questionnaire generated from these dimensions.
Trompenaars' questionnaire is often provided to participants outside their countries, unlike Hofstede's approach.
A limitation of the Trompenaars database is that it has not always been tightly controlled for demographic aspects of information-gathering; this may have implications for its reliability.
www.itapintl.com /useandmisuse.htm   (3645 words)

  
 Fons Trompenaars - The London Speaker Bureau
Fons read Economics at the Free University of Amsterdam and later studied for his PhD at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania writing his dissertation on the 'difference in conceptions or organisational structure in various cultures.'
Fons Trompenaar's presentations and seminars on cross cultural management have empowered organisations throughout the business world.
Fons Trompenaars serves as a visiting professor for the international MBA Programme at the Erasmus University - Rotterdam School of Management.
www.londonspeakerbureau.co.uk /speakers/viewSpeaker.aspx?speakerid=36   (335 words)

  
 BBC World Service | Learning English | Business English
Trompenaars and Hampden Turner discovered that North Americans and North Europeans were almost totally universalist in their responses.
Trompenaars and Hampden Turner have detailed their conclusions in a string of books, amongst which are 'Building Cross-Cultural Competence' and '21 Leaders for the 21st Century'.
The answer to the dilemma, say Trompenaars and Hampden-Turner, is to reconcile the opposites, to recognize that the cultures need each other.
www.bbc.co.uk /worldservice/learningenglish/work/handy/trompenaarsturner.shtml   (374 words)

  
 bookreview
This is the view articulated by Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner who propose that 'culture is the way in which a group of people solves problems and reconciles dilemmas' (Trompenaars and Hampden-Turner 1997).
According to Hampden-Turner and Trompenaars, there is: 'no better place to start on the seven dimensions but moves to integrate and reconcile values lead to superior performance'.
Trompenaars and Hampden-Turner (1997) write that 'all cultures are similar in the dilemmas they confront, yet different in the solutions they find, which creatively transcend the opposites'.
www.bath.ac.uk /~edsjcc/bookreview.html   (1414 words)

  
 Trompenaars' and Hampden-Turner's cultural factors
Fons Trompenaars is another Dutch culturalist who is into international culture.
Note that Hofstede and Trompenaars are both Dutch purveyors of international cultural models, and are each very critical of the others' models.
Includes details of research and results of survey that is the basis of Trompenaars' cultural model.
changingminds.org /explanations/culture/trompenaars_culture.htm   (539 words)

  
 SHRM Global Forum 28th Annual Conference and Exposition
Fons Trompenaars studied Economics at the Free University of Amsterdam and later earned a Ph.D. from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with a dissertation on differences in conceptions of organizational structure in various cultures.
Trompenaars has worked as a consultant for such companies as: Shell, BP, Philips, IBM, Heineken, Applied Materials, AMD, VNU, TRW, Mars, Motorola, General Motors, Dow Chemical, CSM, Telfort, Wolters Kluwer, Gerling NCM, Merrill Lynch, Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, ABN AMRO, ING, PepsiCo, and Honeywell.
Trompenaars wrote Riding the Waves of Culture, Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business, published by Nicholas Brealey (1993) and is co-author of Seven Cultures of Capitalism (Doubleday, 1993), Building Cross-Cultural Competence (John Wiley, 2000) and 21 Leaders for the 21st Century (John Wiley and McGraw Hill, 2001) with Charles Hampden-Turner.
www.shrm.org /conferences/global/2005/keynote.asp   (786 words)

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