1) What is culture?
a. To what extent is this a monolithic notion?
b. How many cultures does one belong to and/or represent?
i. Region/nation, SES, class/caste, education, language, religion, gender, age
ii. Sector-academia, government, industry, public
c. To what extent do institutions and organizations bridge or cross cultures?
d. Can culture be removed from human and organizational interactions?
e. How does culture relate specifically to the content area covered in this breakout group?
2) What are international research agreements?
a. Are there cultural notions about research?
i. Does it depend on the field or topic?
b. Are there cultural notions about agreements?
i. Oral/interpersonal agreements, ‘handshakes’
ii. Legal/written agreements
iii. Implied vs. explicit agreements
c. How do international research agreements relate specifically to the content area covered in this breakout group?
3) How does culture influence such agreements? How do [culture and international agreements] specifically relate to the topic area of this breakout group?
i. Getting the right people identified and meeting together
ii. How to structure the discussion and negotiation
iii. Bribery, influence, connections, conflicts of interest