Cross-cultural communication

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  • Latin American Corporate Culture Summary

    business. They believe that having a good relationship at work is important before focusing on business objectives. The diffuse dimension is the degree of involvement in personal relationship among colleagues in the Latin American company. The trend for cultural dimension with Latins and locals are much higher than European and expatriate personal involvement. Part of the reason is they are…

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  • The Power Distance Theory

    The Power Distance Theory refers to the degree that members of a given culture believe there is an unequal distribution of power in its organizations and institutions. The main tenant of this dimension explains how members of a given society respond to an unequal distribution of power among individuals and organizations. Mulder, Veen, Hijzen and Jansen (1973) explain Power Distance Theory as the tendency that exists in people to close the gap between themselves and others with more power. That…

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  • Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Of Intercultural Communication

    As more of the world becomes accessible, intercultural communication is becoming an evolving field of study that combines the interactions between individuals and groups from different cultural backgrounds. It has taken a considerable amount of time to get to the diverse point that the world’s society is at now, with more acknowledgment, acceptance and discussion around diversity. However, one can question is what ascribes and defines this identity that we acknowledge as being diversity. It can…

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  • Cultural Dimension Theory In International Business

    important part of International business as it defines the collection of beliefs, values, behaviour, customs and attitude of the members of the society. Gerard Hendrik (Greet) Hofstede, is a social psychologist who did noteworthy work in developing cultural dimension theory. On basis of five social issues, he classified five value dimensions - Power Distance, Individualism, Uncertainty Avoidance, Masculinity, Long-term Orientation. Each social issue has two extreme dimensions: Identity –…

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  • The Importance Of Tourism

    increasing ‎of new destinations. Communication is a vital element for tourism industry to convey message from destinations to tourists and vise versa. Tourism is, at its heart, communicative phenomena. First of all, communication takes an important role in tourism setting within tourists/guests. There are various types of tourist with different…

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  • The Importance Of Globalization And Localization

    Globalization refers to the process by which people, international companies from different countries, countries and governments of different countries interact and come together to collaborate for trade, investment, promote living in harmony, religious beliefs and political influence and culture. This is aided by the improvement in technology (The Levin Institute, 2015). For example, countries in a given region may agree to be in an economic integration where free trade is practiced.…

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  • Culture Patterns And Culture Analysis

    (Wirtschafter, 2015). Some traditions are eliminated as people learn about their dangers. The exposure to different cultures across the globe eventually leads to a cultural change as people adopt enriching aspects from other cultural groups. Exposure to different cultures leads to the transition of the social thinking thus overly leading to a cultural shift. The different aspects of culture are interrelated and interconnected. For one to fully understand a culture, he/she must learn all the…

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  • Geert Hofstede's Dimensions Of South Korean Culture

    few of Geert Hofstede’s 6 cultural dimensions (Power distance, Individualism, Feminine/Masculine, Uncertainty Avoidance, Longer Term Orientation and Restraint/Indulgence). Utilizing a case study done by Elena Buja, I will use these dimensions to critically view culture South Korea, using the United States as a contrast. I will not be making a direct compare and contrast, but rather using the United States as an example of a society that is/has been going through cultural change for a long time.…

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  • Collectivism Vs Individualism Essay

    Hofstede’s (1980) dimension of power distance measures the degree to which members of an organization or a culture accept that power is distributed unequally. If the people of a country have a high power distance index, they are supposed to accept inequalities and are improbable to question their superiors. Collectivism versus Individualism is the extent to which people view themselves as part of an organization, family or group. The pursuit of self-interests and personal achievement is…

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  • Verbal Issues And Nonverbal Communication Issues

    Chapters 5 & 6 Essay: Verbal Issues and Communication + Nonverbal Communication Issues In these two chapters of the reading titled ‘Verbal Issues and Communication’ and ‘Nonverbal Communication Issues’ I was able to learn about and evaluate the different components of language, the various styles of communication among cultures, new media’s influence on communication, comparing verbal and nonverbal communication, as well as the assorted cultural variations in nonverbal behaviour. All of the…

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