Clive Bennett & Associates
Words and ideas

Sea windowOver the years, Clive has published many articles, reviews, news commentaries, reports, studies and papers in English and Portuguese. Here is a small selection. All these are downloadable.

While his main area of academic expertise is international management culture, his interests are rather more eclectic. So, if you're in a relaxed mood, see also his book and restaurant reviews

Perceptions of business cultures in eastern Europe and their implications for international HRM
International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol 21, pp 2568 - 2588
November 14 2010

Paper: IJHRM "Pereceptions of business cultures in eastern Europe and their implications for international HRM"This paper analyses perceptions of business culture as a contribution to the discussions about whether the central and eastern European (CEE) states form a separate variety of capitalism and IHRM. We focus on six of the CEE countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Poland, and Slovakia, using a large sample of expatriate managers working in those countries and a control group of local managers

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Clive's guide to Portuguese business culture

Clive's guide to Portuguese business cultureAn informal but informative guide to all the cultural mysteries and niceties of how to do business with the Portuguese, from how to take them out to dinner or which name to use, to how to negotiate. Clive is responsible for the Portugal section of the well-known series of web guides to business culture, for whom he first wrote this guide nearly ten years ago - executive planet

Can Central and Eastern European Management Compete?
Henley Business School, Target International Executive Search
5 March 2009

Can Central and Eastern European Management compete?Survey of senior expatriate managers in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Third in the series on international management culture. Wide range of results from really very poor management culture in Bulgaria (corrupt, disorganised, non-entrepreneurial, irresponsible) to quite advanced in Poland (reasonably well organised, committed, dynamic). The press launch in Budapest created a good deal of interest, not least in Hungary, for which the results were somewhat mixed.

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Pontualidade em Portugal - Pessoas e Organizações
[Punctuality in Portugal - People and Organisations]
AESE Business School, Ad Capita
14 September 2006

Pontualidade em Portugal - Pessoas e OrganizaçõesSurvey of top managers in Portugal about punctuality and time management. The results were much debated in the press as they confirmed what many, including the Portuguese, already knew: punctuality and effective time management are not Portuguese characteristics.

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Tribute to John Peel
The Portugal News
6 November 2004

Newspaper article - tribute to John PeelTribute to the best ever radio DJ, loveable broadcaster and one of my heroes, whose loss I felt much more acutely than I had expected.

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Can Irish Management Compete?
Cranfield School of Management, Torc Consulting Group
1 September 2003

Can Irish Management compete?This survey of senior expatriate managers in Ireland was the second in the series. There was considerable press interest. The findings were generally positive about Irish management culture but there were some criticisms about Irish preparation for internationalisation and a certain complacency about the need for improvement.

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Can Portuguese Management compete?
Cranfield School of Management, Ad Capita
10 April 2001

Can Portuguese management compete?Survey of senior expatriate managers in Portugal about management culture. This was the first of continuing series in various countries. The study attracted wide media coverage, especially because the portrait of Portuguese management culture was not very flattering - disorganised, uncommitted, unwilling to take responsibility.

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