Case Studies invite us to imagine concrete situations which are analogous to those we experience working in and across cultures. Take your time. Reflect. Then give other CI members a sense for how you think. Only CI-Members have access to case studies.
„Tommy needs a car“
The summer is just around the corner. You and your spouse don’t want to continue driving your son, Tommy (age 18), and his two younger sisters around town to their various activities.
Since Tommy has a driver’s license and drives responsibly, the two of you will sit down together on Sunday evening and plan your search for a reliable, safe and economical used car.
If you are an American, please map out your decision making process: key factors, information gathering, information analysis, steps and their sequence, schedule, budget, possible involvement of Tommy.
If you are a German, and your daughter, Angela, has her driver‘s license already, please map out your decision making process.
If you are neither American nor German, please let us know what your native national culture is, then map out your decision making process.