Project Management: The Managerial Process by Clifford Gray and Erik W. Larson
Comprehensive text book on project management outlining a holistic integrative view. It includes a
useful chapter on international project management and excellent instruction on all aspects of the project management process.
Global Project Management by Jean Binder
Presents a practical framework for managing projects across borders. The book won the 2008 PMI
David I. Cleland project management literature award.
When Cultures Collide by Richard D. Lewis
Global business culture guide covering more than 50 countries. Includes extensive discussion
of underlying cultural differences and ways to manage across cultures.
Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands by Terri Morrison, Wayne A. Conaway, George A. Borden
How-to guide for sixty countries, discussing cultural orientation, business practices, protocol, and more.
Cultures and Organizations by Geert Hofstede
A comprehensive model and atlas of cultures by the renowned Dutch interculturalist, based on
his work for IBM in the 1960's and 1970's, researching differences in culture between 50 countries around the world.
Negotiating International Business by Lothar Katz
Country-specific summaries for each of 50 countries around the world, discussing aspects such as
relationship building, communication, initial meetings, negotiation practices, decision making, agreements & contracts, women
doing business in the country, and more.
Where in the World is My Team? - Making a Success of the Global Workplace by Terrence Brake
Provides a realistic view of the challenges and confusion that come with collaborating across
cultures. The book has a list of useful terms and a number of very good ideas for dealing with creative collaborative
attempts in cross-cultural settings.
Project Team Support by Sue Freedman and Lothar Katz
This article provides several stories of well intentioned project managers who failed to build trust
and rapport with their foreign colleagues. It also explains how one can avoid these costly mistakes.
Critical: Why the Kick-off is the Most Important Meeting in the Life Of Your International Project by Sue Freedman and Lothar Katz
This article discusses why kick-off meetings are so important and how to design them in ways that build
trust and understanding among international team members.
International Negotiation Quiz
This short international negotiation quiz has only eight questions - but they can be challenging.
Take a few minutes and see how well you will do in negotiating internationally.
Global Negotiation Resources – Country Sections
Free downloads for all 50 country sections from Lothar Katz’ book Negotiating International Business (see above)
The World Factbook
A wealth of facts for just about any country on the planet.
Introductions to business do's and don'ts in more than 45 countries. Includes valuable facts about
negotiation techniques and practices for each of the countries.
Kwintessential Country Profiles
UK site that is somewhat similar to Executive Planet. Covers a few more countries and includes useful
phrases in several languages.
Creating Cultural Competence
Provides scores and explanation of Hofstede’s Cultural dimensions by country and provides business
etiquette summaries for information for 30 countries.
Global Project Management
This site has a wealth of resources for international project managers, from articles and links to
blogs and discussion groups. It also shows a link to the LinkedIn group with the same name, which maintains a lively discussion of related subjects.
Project Communication Checklist
The first page of this checklist provides some great reminders on how to make sure that there is shared
meaning when you communicate with your colleagues from different parts of the world. The second page provides detailed information on
how to manage communication in an international project.
Project Kick-off Meeting Checklist
This checklist offers a easy planning guide for critical categories that should be covered in planning international kick-off