Saving Face: God and Mankind

  • Samuel L. Dunn


The matter of face is important in most of the world’s cultures. A manager who desires to practice successfully in global business must understand the underpinnings of his/her host country’s cultural conception of face. After the introduction, this paper discusses the role of face in the Old Testament then considers concepts of gaining, losing, and maintaining face. Face is discussed in business, politics, and selected societies. The lack of training programs is critiqued.