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Cultural values and business life: the Russian example

By Riitta Saastamoinen

Dr. Olga Kovbasyuk in the seminar

JAMK Centre for Competitiveness organized a two-day seminar ‘The Russian model of management. Myth and reality.’ on October 29-30, 2012. Dr. Olga Kovbasyuk, Professor of Intercultural Communication at Baltic Federal University (Kaliningrad, Russia), lead the participants to understand their personal cultural values as well as those of the Russian culture by using the Cultural Detective® method.

Understanding your own values and beliefs is the first step towards respecting the values of the others and to creating practices that are needed for collaborating with culturally different business partners. The exercises and discussions of the first day allowed the participants to discover their own cultural background as well as to discuss the values of the Finnish culture and other cultures presented by the very multicultural audience of the seminar.

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