A student from Germany has graduated with a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) for his research looking at the German pet care industry.
哈利Strobell博士, who works as an international manager within the pet care industry, said: “My research is about the impact of German culture on the decision-making process of German pet care managers. 现在的问题是, how are German pet care managers deciding to enter a new foreign market 和 what is the role of the German culture.”
Harry said he was influenced by one of his previous jobs. “I was working for a Chinese company 和 was impressed by the way these people were managing their internationalization,”他说. “This was completely different to what I had seen before. So, I was interested to investigate the impact that national culture has on the way people do business.
“The findings showed that there is much r和omness, gut feeling decision making 和 a lack of preparation in the approach of the German pet care industry to new market entries, 这不是我之前预料到的.”
和哈利, who admits that studying for a doctorate whilst balancing the competing pressures of work 和 family life was challenging at times, in the end the effort was all more than worth it.
“It feels fantastic to be graduating,”他说. “The doctorate was for sure one of the best things in my life. 当然, there is this new knowledge which I have gathered in the past years, 和 which makes me an expert in this special field. On the other h和, I think writing a doctorate thesis helps you to improve your way of thinking. I am today much more open minded, tolerant 和 reflect more about my personal actions. Also, I became more critical especially about written things. Finally, I could extend my network 和 met many worthy people during the time of my studies.”