Titel: A comparison between the culture of Germany and Thailand based on the cultural dimensions of Edward Hall and Fons Trompenaars
Autoren/Herausgeber: Steffen Kirilmaz
Ausgabe: 1., Auflage
Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Communications - Intercultural Communication, grade: 1,3, University of applied sciences, Cologne, language: English, abstract: The purpose of this paper is to give the reader an understanding of two very contrary cultures, Germany’s and Thailand’s, in order to help preventing cultural misunderstandings when working together. At first, an explanation of the word “culture” will be given, although, so far, there has not yet been one exact definition all scientists approve of. After giving some general information about the two countries, a comparison will be drawn between Germany and Thailand based on two individual theories of so-called “Cultural Dimensions” put forward by the scientists Edward T. Hall and Fons Trompenaars.
Additionally, the reader will find a brief elaboration of suggestions on how the two cultures may approach one another to lay potential differences aside. Thus, the aim of this paper is pointing out possibilities to enable business to develop further and that the people from these two countries will find it easier to cooperate in the future.