Expand Your Borders: Discover Ten Cultural Clusters
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In Expand Your Borders, you have a compilation of the most important information for improving your CQ Knowledge—your understanding of key cultural similarities and differences. Rather than rehashing the overused stereotypes of Indians versus Brits or Koreans vs. Brazilians, this book provides you with a macro comparison of the most significant cultural similarities and differences you’ll encounter as you travel across today’s multicultural environment—at home and abroad.
Canadian Workplace Culture: Mastering the Unspoken Rules
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What nobody will ever tell you about succeeding in Canada!Matt Adolphe, an internationally-experienced communication expert, explains why certain behaviours don t work in Canada s workplaces. He reveals ten easy rules for fitting in, becoming accepted and prospering. Whether you are starting a new job, immigrating to Canada or just want to be more successful, this book is for you.

American Citizen, Global Citizen: How Expanding Our Identities Makes Us Safer, Stronger, Wiser - And Builds a Better World

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Sweeping the globe from Seoul to Amsterdam, London to Japan, American Citizen, Global Citizen is now being released for the first time in the United States.Rather than wait for someone else to fix the problems that face humanity, this book challenges us to realize our global common ground in every aspect of our lives. If you want a richer and more meaningful life, and if you want to pass along a better world for generations to come, then read this book - and share it with others.

China-West Interculture: Toward the Philosophy of World Integration: Essays on Wu Kuang-Ming's Thinking

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World problems are intercultural, requiring sensitivity to cultural integrity in order to resolve. Wu Kuang-ming (Ph.D., philosophy, Yale) has been grappling with cultural clashes at their boundary for half a century, insisting that we must first let Chinese thinking be Chinese, not Western, leading thereby to a truly fruitful China-West and West-China interculture. This volume reports Wu's personal and academic journey on this matter, followed by fourteen international scholars' critical appreciations and Wu's grateful responses.

Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot - And Cold - Climate Cultures

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Foreign to Familiar is a splendidly written, well researched work on cultures. Anyone traveling abroad should not leave home without this valuable resource!I highly recommend it as required reading for cross cultural workers. Sarah Lanier’s love and sensitivity for people of all nations will touch your heart. This book creates within us a greater appreciation for our extended families around the world and an increased desire to better serve them.

Changing Korea: Understanding Culture and Communication

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In the last fifty years, Korea has transformed itself from an agrarian, Confucian-based culture into a global and technological powerhouse, and one of the most important political and economic forces in the world. Based on previous research and face-to-face interviews, the book shows how contemporary Koreans negotiate traditional Confucian values and Western capitalistic values in their everyday encounters – particularly in business and professional contexts. This is a useful companion book for courses in international business, intercultural communication, and Asian studies.

Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding

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Encountering Morocco introduces readers to life in this North African country through vivid accounts of fieldwork as personal experience and intellectual journey. We meet the contributors at diverse stages of their careers–from the unmarried researcher arriving for her first stint in the field to the seasoned fieldworker returning with spouse and children. They offer frank descriptions of what it means to take up residence in a place where one is regarded as an outsider, learn the language and local customs, and struggle to develop rapport.

Negotiating Cultural Intelligence: An Investigation of Australian Expatriate and Japanese Local Staff Intercultural Workplace Communication

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This book is the published version of my Ph.D. thesis, which was completed in 2011. It explores the intercultural workplace communication strategies employed by a bilingual and culturally-intelligent Australian expatriate in his communication with local staff (Japanese) in Japan.

Chinese Culture of Intelligence

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With the rise of China in the 21st century, this book offers a trans-cultural and thematic study of key Chinese concepts which influence modern day Chinese thinking across the spheres of politics, economics and society. It reflects on the major schools of Chinese thought including Confucianism, Daoism and Zen Buddhism, providing a historical perspective on the ideological development of China in terms of the relationship between man and nature, social ethics, political governance, poetry education, aesthetic criticism and art theory.

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..

Handbook of European Intelligence Cultures (Security and Professional Intelligence Education Series)

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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 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.

Encounters with Emotions: Negotiating Cultural Differences since Early Modernity

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Spanning Europe, Asia and the Pacific, Encounters with Emotions investigates experiences of face-to-face transcultural encounters from the seventeenth century to the present and the emotional dynamics that helped to shape them. Each of the case studies collected here investigate some of the most fascinating historiographical questions that arise from the study of emotion, from the strategies people have used to interpret and understand each other’s emotions to the roles that emotion has played in obstructing communication across cultural divides. Together, they explore the cultural aspects of nature and the bodily dimensions of nurture in order to trace the historical trajectories that shape our understandings of current cultural boundaries and effects of globalization.

African Americans in Higher Education: A Critical Study of Social and Philosophical Foundations of Africana Culture

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African Americans in Higher Education critically examines African Americans in higher education with an emphasis on the social and philosophical foundations of Africana culture. The organizational structure of the volume is a critical interdisciplinary study, which examines the collection, interpretation, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data in the field of higher education. Moreover, the intellectual history of Black education as an interdisciplinary body of knowledge postures unconventional methods of examining Africana phenomena. To date, there are not any single-authored or edited volumes of essays that attempt to examine the logical and conceptual ideas of the disciplinary matrix of Africana social and philosophical foundations of African Americans in higher education. This project offers an interdisciplinary lens within the matrix of Africana Studies to locate race and communication in place, space, and time, thus affording readers a compilation of literary, historical, philosophical, and communicative essays that attempt to describe and evaluate the Black experience from an Afrocentric perspective.