Charles Hampden-Turner

Charles Hampden-Turner is a British national and is currently based at the University of Cambridge Judge Institute of Management Studies. He received his masters and doctorate degrees from the Harvard Business School and was the recipient of the Douglas McGregor Memorial Award, as well as the Columbia University Prize for the Study of the Corporation.

He won Guggenheim, Rockefeller and Ford Foundation Fellowships and has worked as a consultant for Shell, BP, Digital Equipment, The Economic Council of Canada, the BBC, Philips, Nissan, DSM, Dow Chemical, AMD, Sematech and Apple computers among others.

Charles Hampden-Turner joined us in 1990. He has conducted research throughout Europe and North America and is the author of nine books, including: Maps of the Mind, MacMillan (1981), translated into French, German and Dutch, Charting the Corporate Mind, Basil Blackwell and the Free Press (1990) and Corporate Culture: Vicious and Virtuous Circles. He has worked with Fons Trompenaars on The Seven Cultures of Capitalism, Mastering the Infinite Game, Building Cross-Cultural Competence and 21 Leaders for the 21st Century.

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  • We're getting multi-culturalism all wrong - Patheos (blog) June 4, 2017
    Patheos (blog)We’re getting multi-culturalism all wrongPatheos (blog)And here I have pulled Riding the Waves of Culture, by Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner, off the bookshelf. This was a book that was given to us as reading material when we were preparing for our expat assignment in Germany, and it was … For the full article, please see here: htt […]
  • The new geography of management - Chartered Management Institute April 7, 2017
    Chartered Management InstituteThe new geography of managementChartered Management InstituteCultural theorists Charles Hampden-Turner and Fons Trompenaars believe that such companies owe their success to ignoring Western advice and plotting a distinctively Chinese course. Their genius, they posit, has been to integrate elements that, to the … For the full art […]
  • Got Strategic Goals They Won't Happen Without The Right Corporate Culture - Mondaq News Alerts (registration) April 2, 2017
    Got Strategic Goals They Won’t Happen Without The Right Corporate CultureMondaq News Alerts (registration)It is therefore crucial to ensure that the firm’s values are lived by its individuals in their day-to-day work, and that they fully reflect the firm’s ambition and strategy. Thanks to the acquisition of the research firm THT, founded in 1985 by Pr. Dr … […]
  • Hard M&A Deals Need Soft Skills, Says Grant Thornton - CFO innovation ASIA March 28, 2017
    Hard M&A Deals Need Soft Skills, Says Grant ThorntonCFO innovation ASIAIt’s a statement backed up by Fons Trompenaars, a management consultant and author who specializes in intercultural issues. He has claimed that two out of three mergers fail due to not taking care of cultural issues. “The difficulty is not in the … For the full article, please see: ht […]
  • Redefining our company values to support growth - Real Business December 20, 2016
    Real BusinessRedefining our company values to support growthReal BusinessOne of our major projects over the last year has been to re-evaluate our company values and behaviours. Some people may think of this as more of a “nice to do” and I know that some of our staff thought it a bit “fluffy” to start with, but in my view it … For the full article, please see […]