Hello and welcome to my presentation on Cultural Differences in Decision Making.
My name is Elke Weber,
and I'm the Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business at Columbia University.
Here at Columbia, I conduct research on
decision making and I direct a couple of research centers.
I also teach courses on decision making in
negotiation in the Department of Psychology and in the Business School.
Let me preview what this presentation will cover.
I will start by unpacking the title of the presentation.
What is culture?
What is decision making?
How does culture actually work?
I will then turn to the topic of how cultures differ,
and will describe where and how cultural differences in
decision making actually matter and where to expect them.
We'll talk about what to attributes the differences in decision making that we observe.
Is it as a person,
or it is a situation?
More specifically, other way to interpret them to
either the current situation or to longstanding cultural differences.
Lastly, I will provide a summary of
the takeaway from those things we've visited together.