An editorial article by Zoltan Buzady, Associate Professor at Central European University, Hungary, & Director of our ‘Leadership & Flow Global Research Network’ in BBJ – The Budapest Business Journal on ‘Budapest Christmas Fair – Sausages – Competitiveness & CEE Business Cultures’:
#cross-cultural-management #leadership #diversity#goodmanagement
I feel privileged to live in beautiful Budapest: every day I walk to work across Vörösmarty tér, where the city’s largest and internationally renowned Christmas market is now on show. On my way, I feel tempted by the many culinary options and the luring smell of mulled wine and fried sausages.
But do these cultural diversity elements still exist today? In what ways are Hungarians, Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Romanians and Bulgarians different in their business practices?
Together with TARGET, a leading head hunting firm and GfK, a leading market research company, I have asked 60 such questions in a recent survey. We analysed the answers of 1,100 expatriate managers in six CEE countries about their experiences in working with local management. (continue to read here)