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Geocentric attitude

Geocentric attitude, a world-oriented view that focuses on using the best approaches and people from around the globe. Managers with this type of attitude have a global view and look for the best approaches and people, regardless of origin.

 For instance, the CEO of a fast-growing manufacturer of household accessories is a Chinese immigrant who describes the company’s strategy as “combining Chinese cost with Japanese quality, European design, and American marketing.

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