Germany

The Cultural Detective Germany explores some of the historic and geographic influences shaping the German culture of today. How did the Germans move from being "people of poets and thinkers", to being amoung the most admired engineers of the world? Are order and structure still as important as the age-old stereotype suggests? Cultural Detective Germany attempts to give answers to these and other questions, painting an up-to-date picture of one of the most influential countries in the European landscape.

Cultural Detective Germany contains the following stories and critical incidents:

  • At the Beach:

    A Belgian tourist encountering German tourists in the south of France.

  • Double Your Order:

    A Mexican auto supply manufacturer with a German customer.

  • Hiring Skills:

    A US American manager in a German-owned biotech company in the US.

  • Q&A Session:

    A Japanese car manufacturer in a joint venture with a German automotive company.

  • Which Comes First?:

    A French pharmacist co-leading a global team with a German.

  • Prototyping:

    A global engineering team developing a prototype engine.

  • Research Project, The:

    An Australian Aborigine supervising a German researcher at a university in eastern Australia.

Cultural Detective Germany is authored by Rita Wuebbeler and Dianne Hofner Saphiere.

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