Essay on Cross-Cultural Communication

Mainframe market

While IBM still dominated the mainframe market, helped significantly by its US government contracts and supplies to many major companies throughout the world, it had not responded to important changes in other markets. The computer market has become technically very diverse and there have been many aggressive new entrants. Such new entrants have not been […]

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Chapter – College

What is meant by the culture of a society, and why is it important the international managers understand it? Do you notice cultural differences among your classmates? How do those differences affect the class environment? How do they affect your group projects? Cultures are different around the world maybe we can see differences, it is […]

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Inside the Multicultural Workforce

Today the American workforce is made of many cultures and backgrounds. According to Koegel, Donin, Ponterotto, and Spitz, (1995) “Undeniably, the United States has one of the most ethnically and racially diverse workforces of any nation” (p. 14). With the increasing multicultural workforce at Worldwide Telecommunications Inc, the potential for effective teamwork and communications maybe […]

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Guffy – 1062 words – College

Most of these customers are not dropping by after work; they are coming from nightclubs or bowling alleys. A trip to Denny prolongs the party. Adding to the party scene, Dyne’s has coaxed several rock bands to help it concoct late-night snacks. One band dreamed up Bacon Cheeseburger Fries (fries topped with beef, cheese, bacon, […]

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Experiences of Life as an Immigrant

In Lost in Translation Eva Hoffman explains her exile experience in Canada. She tells her story from the hard moment of separation from her native country, Cracow, until the moment she accepts her new life. The story is set during the post-war in Poland exactly after the liberalization of the Communist regime between 1957 and […]

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Cross-cultural Communication Narrative

Understanding cultures and people’s background with greatly enhance someone marketability and future success with people worldwide. Individuals communicate in many variety of ways based on where individuals where raised, education, and exposure to other cultures. Individuals need to do some research about the country and the country’s culture before traveling in that country or interacting […]

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Cultural Clashes Hrm

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT The main causes of the differences between Swedish managers and Spanish employees come as a result of the scepticism that the Swedish management style creates. The avoidance of formal planning and unwritten manuals makes Spanish employees feel confused about their tasks. So, instead of encouraging learning and taking own initiatives as […]

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Cultural Analysis Paper

Cultural Analysis Paper No matter how hard we try, or how much we study, it is pretty much impossible to become an expert on all the world’s cultures. It is possible however, to be enlightened on a few cultures through some effort and understanding. That is just what we did, through interviewing three people who […]

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Onion to Ocean

FROM “ONION” TO “OCEAN” 71 71 Tony Fang is assistant professor of international business at Stockholm University, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden (tel. : +46 8 163063; fax: +46 8 674 74 40; e-mail: tony. [email protected] su. se). The author thanks Urapa Joy Watanachote (Thailand), Joost Stel (Netherlands), George Kakhadze (Georgia), Satu Penttinen (Finland), and Gabriel […]

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Social minorities in British and Romanian online media

A comparative analysis between United Kingdom and Romania We will get down our analysis by placing what “ societal representation ” agencies, through which the persons belonging to a community define the image of other persons from certain societal groups. We define this construct as a set of mental images portion of a societal world […]

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Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

In an open and globalized space the economy is characterized by an increasing degree of urbanization ( Sahin et al, 2009). Regarding to this more and more individual feel free to move, live and work in different part of the world creating in this way a diverse workforce. Derivate of this is e cultural diversity […]

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Problems of Cross-Cultural Communication

The concept of communication is an important entity that requires skills and tact, even on familiar terrains. An extension of this necessity to another forum as seen in that of cross-cultural communication open the door to its concomitant challenges that plaque effective interaction in this area. The article succinctly outlines the problems of cross-cultural communication […]

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So Many Countries, so Many Customs

There are many countries and nations in the world, and each of them is characterized by its own customs. In modern society we strive for integration, for cross-cultural communication, but very often different customs, different mentality makes obstacles for achieving results. For example, one Russian company carries on negations with some Japanese company. The Japanese […]

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Hofstede’s Model

Geert Hofstede developed a cultural dimension model that explains the five categories of positions between national cultures. The five dimensions pertaining to this model include: individualism, materialism, time orientation, deference to authority and uncertainty avoidance. Hofstede’s research is still practiced today but has undergone some changes since it was first introduced due to cultural and […]

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Gung-Ho Movie and Hofstede

Ho is a movie about the takeover of an American automobile factory in Hadleyville, Pennsylvania by a Japanese company. The term Gung Ho is a Chinese expression for “work together” which is what the movie is about. As the Americans and Japanese attempt to work together the viewers are able to see the cross-cultural conflicts […]

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Conversations between men and women are a form of cross-cultural communication

Then, using examples from your own experience, explain whether you agree or disagree with this thesis. My thesis: Though women and men communicate differently, they can understand and communicate with each other deeply. In her essay “Sex, Lies and Conversation,” Tannen says that women and men communicate differently so it is very hard to understand […]

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Five Aspects of Culture

Hofstede’s Five Aspects of Culture Hofstede’s cultural factors Explanations – Culture – Hofstede’s cultural factors Power | Self | Gender | Predictability | Time | So what? Geert Hofstede, a Dutch cultural anthropologist, analyzed cultures along five dimensions. He rated 58 countries on each dimension on a scale from 1 to 100. Power Hofstede named this […]

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