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How Employees With Different National Identities Experience A Geocentric Organizational Culture Of A Global Corporation: A Phenomenological Study, Maria S. Plakhotnik Nov 2010

How Employees With Different National Identities Experience A Geocentric Organizational Culture Of A Global Corporation: A Phenomenological Study, Maria S. Plakhotnik

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

A global corporation values both profitability and social acceptance; its units mutually negotiate governance and represent a highly interdependent network where centers of excellence and high-potential employees are identified regardless of geographic locations. These companies try to build geocentric, or “world oriented” (Marquardt, 1999, p. 20), organizational cultures. Such culture “transcends cultural differences and establishes ‘beacons’ – values and attitudes – that are comprehensive and compelling” (Kets de Vries & Florent-Treacy, 2002, p. 299) for all employees, regardless of their national origins. Creating a geocentric organizational culture involves transforming each employee’s mindset, beliefs, and behaviors so that he/she can become “a ...


Basic Education And Education For All In Nigeria: The Role Of Multinational Corporations, Mary Plangnan Haggai Jun 2010

Basic Education And Education For All In Nigeria: The Role Of Multinational Corporations, Mary Plangnan Haggai

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

In spite of the concerted efforts made by the Nigerian government at funding the Universal Basic Education (UBE) in the country, 11 million children of school age are still out of school. To augment the funding, the paper proposes the involvement of multinational corporations. Participation in UBE is seen as a tangible Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project that will have direct impact on the host communities in such a way that will eliminate the hostilities of the host communities towards multinational corporations.


Creative Library Support For Faculty And Students, Ellen Mcmahon, Larissa Garcia May 2010

Creative Library Support For Faculty And Students, Ellen Mcmahon, Larissa Garcia

Ellen McMahon

This short presentation gives an overview of Library support can be embedded into course management systems. Librarian support offers students immediate help and answers to questions.


Stimulating Investments In Haitian Smes, Laura Hartman Mar 2010

Stimulating Investments In Haitian Smes, Laura Hartman

Laura Hartman

A Peer-to-Project site to link lenders, donors and investors with SMEs and social projects in Haiti.

Goals: Long-term sustainable operation, Increased access to development capital for entrepreneurs, Spurring large-scale economic development in Haiti.


Ten Good Reasons For Using A Translation Memory, Uwe Muegge Jan 2010

Ten Good Reasons For Using A Translation Memory, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

More than 20 years after the first commercial translation memory products became available, surveys indicate that while the vast majority of those surveyed do use a translation memory system, less than 30 percent of translators use this type of tool for every translation project or on a daily basis. Studies of translation memory usage among even the most technically advanced users show that the benefits of using a translation memory - beyond reusing existing translation - are still not well understood.


Living Without Guard Rails, Ellen Mcmahon Jan 2010

Living Without Guard Rails, Ellen Mcmahon

Ellen McMahon

Travel encourages one to learn more about another location and culture, but also much about one's self. During my time as a Fulbright teaching scholar I learned much about the history and life in Sarajevo but even more about myself.


Sustainability Through Profitability: The Triple Bottom Line, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jan 2010

Sustainability Through Profitability: The Triple Bottom Line, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Presentations and White Papers

Today’s highly competitive, globalized world requires organizations and businesses to think differently about how they are going to stay in business. Businesses can no longer afford to focus on profits as their sole purpose for existence. Organizations must instead think about the “Triple Bottom Line” and its implications for their ability to grow their brand, customer loyalty and profits.


Charity Translated As Social Entreprenuership, Marco Tavanti Dec 2009

Charity Translated As Social Entreprenuership, Marco Tavanti

Marco Tavanti

Fr. Afiliano Fajardo, CM (AKA: Fr. Nonong) exemplify Vincent de Paul in its innovation toward poverty reduction. This reflection shares the social entrepreneurship and social development approach of the Vincentian Center for Social Responsibility (VCSR) at Adamson University in Manila, Philippines.


Collaborative Education In Singapore: A Case Study, Peter Miller Dec 2009

Collaborative Education In Singapore: A Case Study, Peter Miller

Peter Miller

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