The Blackwell Handbook of Cross-Cultural Management
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This is the first handbook to provide an overview of the major theoretical perspectives in cross-cultural management and to look at how they can be applied to real-world situations. Offers insights into the major cross-cultural issues and problems that managers face .Demonstrates how theoretical perspectives and research findings can be applied to actual situations and organisations.Contributors are leading researchers from a variety of nations and academic disciplines.
Cross-Cultural Communication: The Essential Guide to International Business
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""This book is not to be saved for the plane, read it well beforehand and take time to digest it."" -- John Clark, Gillette International
Innovations in International and Cross-Cultural Management
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Presenting cross-cultural research on a wide range of organizational topics, this book ranges from the individual to the macro level. Among the issues examined are: organizational trust in international settings, HRM issues in international joint ventures, developing strategic advantage across borders, and social partnerships for sustainable growth
Multinationals and Cross-Cultural Management: The Transfer of Knowledge within Multinational Corporations
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Globalisation makes our world appear smaller: it is easier to connect, communicate and do business with people all over the world. But cultural differences remain and challenge globalized knowledge communication and transfer. This book examines cross-cultural management within multinational enterprises (MNEs), focusing in particular on how cultural differences influence the transfer of knowledge between different units within individual corporations.The book shows how knowledge is accepted differently in Europe and Asia and which factors have the strongest impact on efficient knowledge transfer
Intercultural Interactions: A Practical Guide
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This new edition of Intercultural Interactions presents a fully updated set of training materials which have been developed to form the basis of a variety of cross-cultural orientation programmes. These materials are based on the assumption that there are commonalities, or similar personal experiences, when people live and work in cultures other than their own.More comprehensive in scope than its predecessor, the Second Edition also contains a practical new user's guide, and its expanded coverage draws readers in with more vivid scenarios and examples reflecting changing world events and social milieu
e-Negotiations: Networking and Cross-Cultural Business Transactions
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Practical negotiating skills, including those needed for cross-cultural negotiations have long been taught in classrooms, along with some of the theory that underpins them. Most of this has been based on the notion that negotiation will be interpersonal and face-to-face. In recent years, though, globalization, the telecommunications boom and the ever increasing need for today's professionals to conduct cross-cultural business transactions has led to a new way of negotiating, bargaining, and resolving disputes.This book, with its practical exercises, will be of immense help to students and professionals needing to 'practice' with the new negotiating media.
Cross-Cultural Marketing: Theory, practice and relevance
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Cross-cultural marketing is an important element of the contemporary business environment. Many conventional accounts of the topic have conflated cross-cultural and cross-national marketing, but in this groundbreaking, new book, Burton argues that these generalizations have little meaning given the extent of multi-culturalism in many societies.Given the importance of new emerging markets in the Far East, Middle East, Asia and Latin America, this book raises important questions about the applicability of existing marketing theory and practice, which was originally developed using the model of Western society.
Global Communication and Collaboration: Global Project Management, Global Sourcing, Cross-Cultural Competencies
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Speed, social change, historical inheritance and cultural gaps are key factors which have significant impact on global collaboration and global sourcing. The author explains how working in virtual teams in a global, multicultural environment requires a significant amount of organizational and behavioral change of people and organizations. Understanding cultural differences in working styles is important for successful global project management. Major theories of international management, company internationalization, cultural dimensions and distances will be discussed to develop cross-cultural competencies and conflict management styles for international project managers.
Managing Cross-Cultural Communication: Principles and Practice
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Accessible and lively introduction to the management of cross-cultural communication for undergraduate and postgraduate business students. Drawing on the latest research and incorporating the author's own extensive experience of working in different cultural settings, it addresses the core theory and practice. An essential course companion.
Global Mindset and Cross-Cultural Behavior: Improving Leadership Effectiveness
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Examining the importance of cultural attitudes on human resource practices, this book addresses an important, but often neglected aspect of cross-cultural leadership. First providing an overview of globalization processes and a description of the global mindset concept, the author discusses how the mindset of a manager can influence cross-cultural leadership behavior and behavioral intentions. Global Mindset and Cross-Cultural Behavior: Improving Leadership Effectiveness shows how an intercultural and global approach improves managerial attitudes towards different cultural values, intercultural interactions and motivation.
International HRM: A Cross-Cultural Approach
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The book takes a cross-cultural approach to the study and practice of human resource management by examining the contributions of different cultures in interaction and discussing academic issues within the context of actual companies and real cultures. Each chapter provides real-life cases together with sample questions that will help readers to draw conclusions from the cases. Each chapter ends with a section on various management implications, together with a section providing useful pointers for students' further research.
Leadership Psychology: Gender and Cross-Cultural Problems
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Tatyana Bendas’ monograph “Leadership Psychology: Gender and Cross-Cultural Problems” consists the following: a) an extensive literature review of a new leadership problems; b) interesting results of the original investigation of leaders: men and women, Russians and Kazakhs; c) the comparison of different legitimation levels’ leaders (from emerge to appointed); d) the author’ conception of 4 leadership models (competitive, cooperative, masculine, feminine); e) the recommendations of psychocorrection with leaders, men and women.
The Essence of Leadership: A Cross-Cultural Foundation
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In this text, leadership itself is reformulated in such a way that what emerges—the essence of leadership—is distinct from related phenomena, including management, presiding, and mentoring. This is not to say, however, that leadership bears no relation to strategy—hence the complex concept of strategic leadership, which is not without risks. Leadership itself contains risks, which a focus on the essence of leadership, rather than, for instance, taking leadership as simply about having influence, can arguably minimize.Such risks include the cult of the leader, to which charisma and attributions of heroism are especially susceptible, and the distorting impact of ideology, such as in Burns’ version of transformational leadership.
Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence: Exploring the Cross-Cultural Dynamics Within Organizations
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Featuring contributions from some of the world's most renowned cross-cultural management theorists and commentators, this breakthrough text explores the cross-cultural dynamics within organizations. The book examines the evolving role of cultural diversity in the workplace, the application of cultural comprehension to organizations, and the measurement of various aspects of intercultural competence.
Handbook for Strategic HR: Globalization, Cross-Cultural Interaction, and Virtual Working Arrangements
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Organizations are globalizing at a frenetic rate. The world is becoming more connected each year and each generation of technology speeds up this process. What once took weeks and then days to share now can be done in minutes. This section will help you understand the dynamics of culture and diverse values in a global environment; how to manage across both virtual and physical borders; and how to sustain the performance and engagement of multi-ethnic, multifaceted employees. Also included are important insights on working in a global office space; how to use technology; how to collaborate effectively in global organizations; and “lessons learned” about cross-cultural values and leadership.
A Client-Vendor Relationship Perspective of Cultural Differences on Cross-Border
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This book is a must-have Information Technology (IT) outsourcing contractual management resource that provides insight into the relationships between companies who find a need to outsource their information management to vendors, specifically to third-party vendors in other countries across the globe. This book explores the relationships and provides suggestions that can improve those relationships for a better contractual satisfaction level, as well as improved output from the vendors servicing those companies.
India - Cross-Cultural Business Behavior: For Business People, Expatriates and Scholars
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Divided in two sections, India - Cross-Cultural Business Behavior is based on the authors' 40 years of close involvement with India, including two expatriate assignments and decades of research and teaching. Part I of the book provides answers to 10 questions most often posed by Westerners doing business in India, including: Why do our suppliers in India constantly miss delivery deadlines? When does 'yes' really mean yes in India? Why do project teams and employees need to be micro-managed? Part II is a practical guide for families moving to India.
Bridging the Gap: Managing the Cross-Cultural Workplace in Thailand
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Bridging the Gap is a goldmine of information to assist foreign and Thai businesspeople working together in Thailand. Bridging the gap is divided into four clear sections that provide the foundations for greater cross-cultural understanding: The Way we Are : Insight into the cultural make-up of Thai People, from deference to authority to easy-going attitudes and a streak of rebelliousness. · Spotting the Gap : results of a study into how Thais regard foreigners and how foreigners regard Thais at work. · At the Workplace : real-life case studies of problems and misunderstanding that commonly arise, and practical advice on ways in which to solve them. · Out of the Workplace : how to behave and get the most out of occasions such as wedding, funerals, and dining out..
Organizational Behavior and Change: Managing Diversity, Cross-Cultural Dynamics, and Ethics
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Organizational Behavior and Change, 2e provides the reader with a contemporary, real-time, and conceptual approach to understanding organizational change through a concise presentation of current organizational behavior and models. The theme of planned change is integrated with classical organizational behavior topics throughout the text. A major premise of the book is that organizations and individuals must understand and use consultative perspectives on change in order to meet their goals.
Cross-Cultural Management
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The internationalization of business via the process of globalization has brought issues of culture to the forefront of management thinking. Although culture is by no means a new area of study in business schools, it remains frustratingly elusive and misunderstood.This textbook gives business students - or future managers - an understanding of the multitude of frameworks available to them to make sense of the cultural contexts they will encounter in their managerial careers. Starting from a general introduction to ‘culture’ and its role in businesses, Taran Patel encourages readers to shed a critical eye on the commonly accepted frameworks.
Doing Business with Ease Overseas: Building Cross-Cultural Relationships That Last
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THE QUEST: Cross-Cultural Connections at Home and AbroadIn this global economy and multicultural, multilingual world, bridges are built and crossed. The advice in this book will help you cross them with ease. The principles of self-awareness, nonjudgment, acceptance of others, and seeing the whole picture will bring you success in your cross-cultural business relations.
Handbook of European Intelligence Cultures
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National intelligence cultures are shaped by their country’s history and environment. Featuring 32 countries (such as Albania, Belgium, Croatia, Norway, Latvia, Montenegro), the work provides insight into a number of rarely discussed national intelligence agencies to allow for comparative study, offering hard to find information into one volume. In their chapters, the contributors, who are all experts from the countries discussed, address the intelligence community rather than focus on a single agency. They examine the environment in which an organization operates, its actors, and cultural and ideological climate, to cover both the external and internal factors that influence a nation’s intelligence community. The result is an exhaustive, unique survey of European intelligence communities rarely discussed.
Intercultural Communication in Contexts
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The 7th edition of Intercultural Communication in Contexts examines communication in multicultural relationships and provides the tools for effective communication amid cultural, ethnic, and religious differences in domestic and global contexts. Students are introduced to the primary approaches for studying intercultural communication along with a theoretical and practical framework for applying the approaches in their own lives. The varied backgrounds of coauthors Judith N. Martin, a social scientist, and Thomas K. Nakayama, a critical rhetorician, bring a unique viewpoint to the subject matter.
Intercultural Communication: A Practical Guide
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Successfully communicating with people from another culture requires learning more than just their language. While fumbling a word or phrase may cause embarrassment, breaking the unspoken cultural rules that govern personal interactions can spell disaster for businesspeople, travelers, and indeed anyone who communicates across cultural boundaries. To help you avoid such damaging gaffes, Tracy Novinger has compiled this authoritative, practical guide for deciphering and following "the rules" that govern cultures, demonstrating how these rules apply to the communication issues that exist between the United States and Mexico.
Intercultural Communication: A Critical Perspective
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Written to encourage deeper understanding of and an active role in intercultural justice, Intercultural Communication: A Critical Perspective provides students with an in-depth examination of contemporary intercultural communication through the lens of power. Through this unique perspective, the book demonstrates how micro communication acts, encounters, and relationships between and within cultural groups can influence and be influenced by macro structures, organizations, and forces - and vice versa. The book begins by introducing the concept of intercultural communication and demonstrating how ubiquitous it is in our everyday lives
Introducing Intercultural Communication: Global Cultures and Contexts
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Taking a truly global perspective, this textbook presents concepts, theories and applications from the field of intercultural communication in a lively and easy-to-follow style. Covers all the essential topics from immigration to intercultural conflict to the impact of mass media and technology.Introducing Intercultural Communication is the ideal guide to becoming a critical consumer of information and an effective global citizen. It should be required reading for students in media and communications, business and management, linguistics and beyond.
Intercultural Communication: A Layered Approach, VangoBooks
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Intercultural Communication illustrates the dynamic role intercultural communication plays today in social problems, the workplace, health care settings, mass media, and history through a layered and contextualized perspective. Interpersonal communication concepts are looked at through the lenses of individual, interpersonal, organizational, and societal/cultural perspectives to help readers understand the context of both their own behavior and that of others. At the same time, the perspective emphasizes that people have agency and individuals can make a difference to address social problems.
Linguistic Pragmatics of Intercultural Professional and Business Communication
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This monograph presents the result of the authors’ scientific research on the development of cognitive discursive approach to issues of intercultural professional and business communication (IPBC) and the study of the language of professional communication, the links binding the language with non-linguistic and extralinguistic realia in the framework of cognitive linguistics, as well as oral and written communication in intercultural professional business discourse.Topics covered include: analysis of the theory of business communication, of codified and uncodified vocabulary, theory of euphemy, and euphemisms used in intercultural professional and business communication.
Digital Universalism and Cultural Diversity
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Digital Universalism and Cultural Diversity details the concept of digital universalism as a wonderful horizon of an interconnected planet (men and objects) and the expression of a cultural hegemony that formats cultural diversity. It presents a few essential directions that are at the core of the debate between digital universalism and cultural diversity and the future perspectives to fathom. As the smartphone and its interfaces are at the center of most of our activities, it is important that we understand our behaviors and how they fuel connected digital devices. This book tackles these questions in the rapidly moving digital era.
Intercultural Crisis Communication: Translation, Interpreting, and Languages in Local Crises
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Language mediation in situations of disaster, emergency and conflict is an under-developed area of scholarship in translation studies. This book responds to a clear need for research drawn from practical experiences in the field and explores the crucial role of translation and interpretation in contexts of crises.Intercultural Crisis Communication actively engages with the complexity of multilingual communication in crises. Particular consideration is given to situations where rare or minority languages represent a substantial obstacle to humanitarian operations.
Multiculturalism as Multimodal Communication: A Semiotic Perspective
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This highly readable book develops a numanistic, and specifically semiotic approach to multiculturalism. It reveals how semiotics provides fresh and valuable insights into multiculturalism: in contrast to the binary logic of dualistic philosophy, semiotic logic does not understand the value of truth in rigid terms of ‘true’ or ‘false’, ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ only. The value of truth resides in meaning, which is a dynamic, evolutionary phenomenon, rooted, nevertheless, in factuality.
Bridging Cultural Barriers: How to Overcome Preconceptions in Cross-Cultural Relationships
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This book provides readers with a comprehensive guide to other cultures – the often-unfamiliar ways that people from other cultures think, speak and act. As such, it helps readers identify potential and real conflicts, and to take appropriate action so as to build successful relationships. The book draws on the authors’ combined experience from international line management and international projects, as well as teaching seminars and coaching clientele from around the globe. It offers an essential resource for anyone involved in transnational business and cross-border relationships.
Intercultural Studies in Higher Education: Policy and Practice
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This book explores the study of policies and practices in Higher Education by comparing systems, institutions, programs, innovations, results and cultures. In a rapidly changing global and international marketplace, the growth of higher education has occurred within distinct cultural contexts, meaning that change is reflected within local, regional, national and global perspectives. This innovative book will be of interest and value to students and scholars of higher education across the world as well as the study of interculturality.
Global Communication: A Multicultural Perspective
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Global Communication: A Multicultural Perspective, Third Edition brings together diverse issues and expert perspectives of twenty-two notable and accomplished communication scholars, representing eight countries around the world. Together they discuss international communication, public relations and advertising, cultural implications of globalization, international law and regulation, transnational media, the shifting politics of media, trends in communication and information technology, and much more.This book will help students understand the emergence of globalization and its effects on a worldwide scale.
Intercultural Communication: Critical Approaches and Future Challenges
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Drawing on interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives, this book critically examines intercultural theory and its interrelations with globalisation, education and dialogue in multicultural societies. Applying the ethics of Emmanuel Levinas, the author repositions intercultural communication within a new paradigm that challenges static interpretations of self and other, and suggests future directions for the development of a post-methodological framework based on the decentring of the researcher. This innovative work will provide researchers and language teachers with the critical tools needed to challenge instrumentalist approaches to communication in a diverse global context, characterised by conflict and fear of the other and fresh insights to scholars of education, applied linguistics and sociology.
Mediated Intercultural Communication in a Digital Age
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This book focuses on mediated intercultural communication in the context of globalization. Analyzing social and traditional media using qualitative, interpretive, and critical and cultural perspectives, contributors engage with diverse topics - ranging from hybrid identities in different communities, to journalistic collaborations in the global media landscape. In addition, the authors also examine the placeless and borderless communities of diaspora members, their transnational identities, and the social media stories that shape and are shaped by them.
Contacts and Contrasts in Cultures and Languages
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This volume provides descriptions and interpretations of social and cognitive phenomena as well as processes that emerge at the interface of languages and cultures in the context of contrastive and contact linguistics and media discourse. Different contexts are explored with rich empirical findings and authentic exemplifying materials. The book includes fifteen papers, divided into three parts. Part 1 addresses conceptual reflection on languages and cultures in contact and contrast, while Part 2 focuses on contact linguistics and borrowing. Part 3 discusses cultural and linguistic aspects of media discourses.
Intercultural Communication in Asia: Education, Language and Values
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This volume presents in-depth studies on leading themes in education policy and intercultural communication in contemporary Asia, covering empirical as well as theoretical approaches, and offering both an in-depth investigation of their implications, and a synthesis of areas where these topics cohere and point to advances in description, analysis and theory, policy and applications. The studies address key questions that are essential to the future of education in an Asia where intercultural communication is ever more important with the rise of the ASEAN Economic Community and other international initiatives.
Online Intercultural Education and Study Abroad: Theory into Practice
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With the increasing focus on international education and study abroad programmes, Online Intercultural Education and Study Abroad meets the need for a text that addresses ways in which technology may be harnessed to enhance student experience. Combining case studies with theoretical insights, this book critically investigates the effectiveness of a fully online study abroad intervention that was designed to optimise intercultural learning in an international context.This book will be a necessary point of reference for any institution that aims to enhance international educational experience, especially through the use of technology.
Language and Intercultural Communication in the Workplace
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From language classrooms to outdoor markets, the workplace is fundamental to socialisation. It is not only a site of employment where money is made and institutional roles are enacted through various forms of discourse; it is also a location where people engage in social actions and practices. The workplace is an interesting research site because of advances in communication technology, cheaper and greater options for travel, and global migration and immigration. Work now requires people to travel over great geographical distances, communicate with cultural ‘others’ located in different time zones, relocate to different regions or countries, and conduct business in online settings. The workplace is thus changing and evolving, creating new and emerging communicative contexts.
Intercultural Business Negotiations: Deal-Making or Relationship Building
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Negotiations occupy a prominent place in the world of business, especially when it comes to international deals. In an increasingly global business environment, understanding and managing cultural differences is key to successful negotiations.This book highlights two basic components of negotiations: the Deal and the Relationship. The book systematically examines both dispositional and situational aspects of negotiations in interaction with cultural factors. 
The Critical Turn in Language and Intercultural Communication Pedagogy: Theory, Research and Practice
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This edited research volume explores the development of what can be described as the ‘critical turn’ in intercultural communication pedagogy, with a particular focus on modern/foreign language education. The main aim is to trace the realisations of this critical turn against a background of unequal power relations, and to illuminate the role that radical culture educators can play in the making of a more democratic and egalitarian social order.
Intercultural Communication for Global Engagement
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Intercultural Communication for Global Engagement explores issues and concerns of communication, culture and globalization through incorporating different perspectives including critical, interpretative, psychological, and social. The dialectical approach incorporated in the text is used as a framework to examine the dynamic nature of intercultural communication. Released on the heels of riots between African American communities and their city police, this text highlights how deficiencies in intercultural understanding contribute to civil unrest.
Intercultural Communication in Japan
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Japan is heterogeneous and culturally diverse, both historically through ancient waves of immigration and in recent years due to its foreign relations and internationalization. However, Japan has socially, culturally, politically, and intellectually constructed a distinct and homogeneous identity. This book explores the discursive systems of cultural identities that regenerate the illusion of Japan as a homogeneous nation.
Exploring Intercultural Communication: Language in Action
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Exploring Intercultural Communication investigates the role of language in intercultural communication, paying particular attention to the interplay between cultural diversity and language practice. This second edition increases and updates the coverage on emerging key topics, including symbolic power, communicative turbulence, conversational inequality, stereotypes, racism, Nationality and Ethnicity talk and the impact and role of technology in intercultural communication. Including global examples from a range of genres, this book is an indispensable resource for students taking language and intercultural communication modules within applied linguistics, TESOL, education or communication studies courses.
Intercultural Communicative Competence in Educational Exchange: A Multinational Perspective
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This book explores the nature of intercultural communicative competence (ICC), a set of abilities required to promote sojourner engagement with diversity during study abroad and other educational exchange experiences. A highly original contribution to the intercultural communication literature, this book bases its multinational perspective of ICC on an extensive literary search in six languages and spanning 50 years to identify ICC’s multiple components, to develop a comprehensive assessment tool, and to assess its development and impact on exchange participants in multiple countries.
Interculturality, Interaction and Language Learning: Insights from Tandem Partnerships
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This book opens up new lines of debate in language learning and intercultural communication through an investigation of tandem language learning in connection with intercultural learning and identity construction.The book also questions the prevalence of models of intercultural competence which describe the competence of the individual, with little recognition of the role of the relationship or interaction
Intercultural Communication in Your Life
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Intercultural Communication in Your Life teaches readers the essential nature of difference, what to do with difference, and how to see difference beyond deficiency. It provides a lens for understanding the complex networks of communication in which we dwell.Streamlines the vast research base for intercultural communication and speaks directly to the reader.Takes readers on a journey through many rooms, personal and professional.
Culture, Discourse, and the Workplace 1st Edition
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Culture, Discourse, and the Workplace brings new theoretical and methodological insights to the complex relationship between language, culture, and identity in professional settings. This book:Utilises three case studies from institutional and business contexts to provide a unique illustration of participants’ roles and ways of negotiating membership within the business meeting,Provides future directions for workplace sociolinguistics as a field and makes a case for holistic research and multidisciplinary enquiry.
Modeling Cross-Cultural Interaction in Ancient Borderlands
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This volume introduces the Cross-Cultural Interaction Model (CCIM), a visual tool for studying the exchanges that take place between different cultures in borderland areas or across long distances. The model helps researchers untangle complex webs of connections among people, landscapes, and artifacts, and can be used to support multiple theoretical viewpoints.