Cross Cultural Essays

Cross Cultural Experience

The world is fast becoming a borderless place. Cultures, races, beliefs and ideologies are blend together and interact because of the growing advances in communications. In order to succeed in this world, one needs to be able to adapt to the various cultural differences as well as be able to maintain a certain sense of individual identity. It should come as no surprise then that the experiences that I have had with other cultures have only served to enrich my…

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Cross Cultural by Hofstede

“Culture is the collective programming of the mind distinguishing the members of one group or category of people from others” Professor Geert Hofstede conducted one of the most comprehensive studies of how values in the workplace are influenced by culture. He analyzed a large data base of employee values scores collected by IBM between 1967 and 1973 covering more than 70 countries, from which he first used the 40 largest only and afterwards extended the analysis to 50 countries and…

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Organizational Culture

This essay/assignment is a solution paper on Organizational Culture. It reviews the Hofstede Model and Schein Model as well as tries to understand the the dynamics which influences the occupational cultures. This is a sample paper. The definition of culture remains quite ambiguous with researchers assessing it utilising different methodologies. The common understanding of culture is a way of doing things, or the norm by which a society organizes its tasks. However, the terminology tends to be classified more distinctly…

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Cross Cultural Interaction

Introduction             The peripatetic traveler is the quintessential image of a globalised man. Today’s traveler is driven by the commercial forces of globalization and improved communications in the World which has seen travel and tourism grow as an industry. In the ancient and medieval ages however, when traveling was not that simple and safe, a few adventurists quite literally walked across the globe or what ever was known of it then. These were men as Benjamin of Tudela, Marco Polo…

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Cross Linguistic and Cross Cultural Identity

I grew up in a country whose native language is not English. But I grew up learning the English language nevertheless. In my home, we had access to English shows which I was constantly exposed to at a very young age. This is the reason why I learned English without much conscious effort. The language learning was taking place within the sub-conscious, which is the best way to learn any language: constant exposure at a very young age. Mei-Yu (1998,…

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Cross Cultural Interview and Summary

For this interview, I invited a 32 year old single, Indian male who had been a resident of the United States for more that 10 years. He is a resident of San Jose California. However; he is always designated in different parts of the country. He is currently working as a Software Engineer in one of the Multi-National Corporations (MNCs) in the United States. His name is not mentioned due to confidential reasons. In this interview, he will be named…

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Cross Cultural Management Report Plan

Based in the uk I am a cc analyst for a large telecoms company,say who we are briefly, and what the industry is. We want to go abroad In the next 2 years, internationalisation must run smoothly, (what is inisation and what does it mean for a company?) an issue flagged in meetings will be Culture Shock and poor adjustment to the new environment. (What are these?) How will intlisation affect the whole company initially? Will the larger culture gap…

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Emotions in Interpersonal Communications Paper

Abstract In the Human Service field, interpersonal communication is between a client and human service professionals. Interpersonal communication is communication that between two people in a relationship and that, as it evolves, helps them to negotiate and define their relationship (Evans, Hearn, Uhlemann & Ivey, 2011). Human service workers use communication to build working relationships with clients. Emotions is an important factor when discussing interpersonal communication within a relationship. Human services must connect to client’s emotions to get a better…

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The Effects of Cultural Differences in International Business

Abstract Culture can influence business in different ways, and culture is one of these obstacles that can affect the entire cooperation between two countries. Language problems and culture collisions are not uncommon, especially in the beginning. A negotiator must be able to handle these difficulties in a way that is satisfying also for the other part. Mistakes can be difficult to correct and can destroy the entire operation of negotiation. For this reason this paper aims to dig a little…

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Preaching to Every Pew_ a Book Review

Introduction             The issue of immigration continues to be a thorny issue in the United States. The number of Hispanics and Asians is on the rise. Even if there are sectors in the society who want to limit the number of immigrants in the country, it can no longer be denied that immigrants play an increasing role in the fabric of the American society. Up to some extent, the authorities and the people in the society should be able to…

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Cross Cultural Differences

There are six principles of cross-cultural communication. The first principle states that the less someone understands about a culture and the more differences among one another the more difficulties they will have with communication. The second principle states that breakdowns occur due to cultural differences. The third principle is the belief that communicating across cultures helps people to better understand their own communication actions. They become more aware of the hand gestures and word choices they use. The fourth principle…

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