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Nicole Barile

2010 Conference Presenter

Associate, Dean Foster Associates, New York, New York

Nicole Barile is a Senior Program Manager and Director of Program Development at DFA, and is responsible for program coordination and development of training materials. She has lived in Argentina and Mexico and speaks conversational Spanish and Portuguese. She holds a BA in Global Economic Relations from the University of the Pacific in Northern California, and is currently pursuing her MA in Intercultural Relations. Nicole also earned her Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (CTEFL) while in Guadalajara, Mexico, and has taught English to non-native speakers. She's a member of the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV), the New York chapter of the Society of International Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  She is also an associate member of the Intercultural Management Institute at American University. 


Culture and the Crash

Presenters: Nicole Barile, Associate, Dean Foster Associates, NewYork, New York; Dean Foster, President, Dean Foster Associates, NewYork, New York
Track: Contemporary Issues; Business Practices
Level: Int
Delivery: Case Study
Date/Time: TBD

If behavior is inextricably linked to culture, then people’s reactions to the economic crisis should also be predictable, based on their culture. At least that was our premise at DFA Intercultural Global Solutions when we undertook a recent study attempting to find the link between people’s responses to the economic crisis and their cultural orientations. In this session, we’ll reveal the results of our study, and explore the ramifications of the data. Does culture truly provide a roadmap to individual, organizational, and even national behaviors? Do traditional cultural orientations, in today’s post-global world, still play the same central role in determined attitudes and behaviors as they have in the pre-global world in which they were first identified? And in people’s reactions to the crash of 2009 are, in fact, linked to their culture, how can we translate this information into the creation of more effective public policy in an effort to solve the crisis? These questions and others will be examined through the prism of this unique study, the results of which are currently being publicized in the world press.