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Morris Shapero
Assistant Professor of International Business

Eckerd College
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St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Study Abroad Opportunities for Students

Study in China with Professor Shapero
Winter Term, January 2012

Student research from our 2008 trip concluded that success in leadership/management relations for western organizations doing business in China hinges on the intercultural and interpersonal skills of the leaders and managers of these businesses.  Again in 2012, Eckerd students will analyze the differences between Chinese and American approaches to leadership in terms of the six cross-cultural principles uncovered in the research of Eckerd Professor Hendrick Serrie over a decade ago.

The WT 2012 program will test the validity of these principles and determine if they are still an important factor for effective leadership today in China:

  1. Chinese culture emphasizes human relationships over legal agreements
  2. Chinese culture emphasizes correct behavior and social image
  3. Chinese culture combines merit and sinecure
  4. Chinese culture emphasizes humility and modesty
  5. Chinese culture emphasizes authority
  6. Chinese culture discourages initiative

Eckerd students in China


Fiske Guide 2014Eckerd College has been recognized for Business in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014.

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