University of Texas at Austin
Three people in business attire talk at an event in the McCombs atrium

Toolkits

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Tools and Toolkits

Cultural Analysis Study Abroad Toolkit

Cultural Analysis Study Abroad Toolkit

Dr. Deirdre Mendez has developed a set of materials students can use while abroad to perform a self-guided cultural assessment of a new environment.  The materials help them anticipate problems they will face in the new context, solve problems that arise while abroad, and learn from the experience.  The toolkit can be deployed with minimal introduction and no in-country supervision.  It is suitable for study tours and short-term, semester and year-long programs.  It is designed to be used by students from any cultural environment going to any destination, and is available for education and training purposes at no cost.

Center for Global Business has provided copies of the toolkit for general study abroad and for business study abroad/internships here for you to download at no cost, as well as explanatory and supplementary materials.

For additional information please view the video below or contact:

Deirdre Mendez, PhD
Center for Global Business
McCombs School of Business
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station B6000
Austin, TX 78712
Ph: +1 (512) 471-8031
Deirdre.Mendez@mccombs.utexas.edu

Watch the "Eight Cultural Dimensions" Presentation:

This video provides a quick description of the eight cultural dimensions and the two cultural tendencies associated with each one.

Cultural analysis from the Center for Global Business at McCombs School of Business

Cultural Tendency Overview

Download the documents here:


Executive Toolkit

Executive Toolkit

Dr. Deirdre Mendez has developed a set of materials executives can use to perform a self-guided cultural assessment of a new environment. The materials will help users anticipate problems they will face in the new context, solve problems that arise while abroad, and learn from the experience.  The toolkit is designed to be used by people from any cultural environment going to any destination, and is available at no cost.

For additional information please view the video below or contact:

Deirdre Mendez, PhD
Center for Global Business
McCombs School of Business
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station B6000
Austin, TX 78712
Ph: +1 (512) 471-8031
Deirdre.Mendez@mccombs.utexas.edu

Download the documents here:

Executive Toolkit Materials

Watch the "Memo of Understanding" Video

Watch the "Eight Cultural Dimensions" Presentation:

This video provides a quick description of the eight cultural dimensions and the two cultural tendencies associated with each one.

Cultural analysis from the Center for Global Business at McCombs School of Business

Cultural Tendency Overview