Intercultural Competence

Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures

Author: Myron W. Lustig,Jolene Koester

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205595754

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

View: 5389

Presenting balanced coverage of skills and theory, Intercultural Competence provides readers with the knowledgeable background and necessary skills to succeed in today's multicultural environment. Blending both the practical and theoretical, this thoroughly researched book offers readers an enjoyable read and contemporary coverage of the impact of technology on intercultural communication and cutting-edge interpersonal scholarship. Intercultural Competence provides a discussion of important ethical and social issues relating to intercultural communication and encourages readers to apply theory through vivid examples to better prepare them to interact in intercultural relationships.

Global Perspectives on Intercultural Communication

Author: Stephen M. Croucher

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317506537

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

View: 9020

What is intercultural communication? How does perspective shape a person’s definition of the key tenets of the term and the field? These are the core questions explored by this accessible global introduction to intercultural communication. Each chapter explores the topic from a different geographic, religious, theoretical, and/or methodological perspective, with an emphasis on non-Western approaches, including Buddhist, South American, Muslim, and Chinese perspectives. Featuring the voices of a range of international contributors, this new textbook presents the full breadth of diverse approaches to intercultural communication and showcases the economic, political, and cultural/societal needs for and benefits of communicative competence.

Intercultural Communication: A Reader

Author: Larry A. Samovar,Richard E. Porter,Edwin R. McDaniel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133169821

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

View: 3864

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER explores how communication values and styles can vary across cultures and communities, providing a thorough introduction to current theory while outlining practical strategies for more effective, culturally aware communication. INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: A READER conveys the idea that successful intercultural communication is a matter of highest importance if humankind and society are to survive. This broad-based and highly engaging reader, compiled by the authors who defined the course, includes a balanced selection of articles--some commissioned solely for this text--that discusses the classic ideas that laid the groundwork for this field, as well as the latest research and ideas. Material is presented in a context that allows students to read, understand, and then apply course concepts to their lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Intercultural Competence, Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467290432

Category: Education

Page: 29

View: 1001

Facts101 is your complete guide to Intercultural Competence, Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures. In this book, you will learn topics such as Intercultural Communication Competence, Cultural Patterns and Communication: Foundations, Cultural Patterns and Communication: Taxonomies, and Cultural Identity and Cultural Biases plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Intercultural Competence in Organizations

A Guide for Leaders, Educators and Team Players

Author: Alex V. Matveev

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319457012

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 8145

This book addresses one of the most critical issues facing global business leaders and the multicultural workforce – how to work and relate effectively in the intercultural contexts. The author presents business professionals, practitioners and academics with the Collaborative Intercultural Competence Model. Based on solid theoretical assumptions and real intercultural experiences, this model is to help professionals work more effectively across and within cultures. This book expands the traditional presentation of existing knowledge by providing a unified discussion of intercultural communication and its conceptual foundations. The book offers readers with a contemporary insight into the intercultural competence phenomenon and highlights the basis for its experience-based inquiry, assessment and development. A distinctive feature of Intercultural Competence in Organizations is its comprehensive coverage of the intercultural competence framework from both communication and organizational behavior perspectives. This book does not cover traditional areas of international business, international management, global management strategy and policy and cross-cultural comparative management, but focuses on theoretical foundations of intercultural competence and intercultural competence research and practice. The author describes the complex nature of intercultural competence in a straightforward format which helps professionals, practitioners and students to envision a variety of intercultural situations in which they may behave competently. Thus, the conceptual acumen of this title is to understand the premises of intercultural competence, embrace its theoretical assumptions, see its practical applicability, and advance individual intercultural competence. Featuring examples and skill development exercises, this book will be appealing to professionals, practitioners, students, academics and policy makers in the field of international business, management and communication. “Dr. Matveev challenges his readers to develop their intercultural competence so as to make themselves more effective, more humane and more socially skilled in a world that increasingly involves extensive contact across various groups of people.” --from the Foreword by Richard W. Brislin, University of Hawaii “Dr. Matveev creates an awareness of intercultural competence by exposing the reader to the theoretical concepts and practical tools. Business people and academics will use this book to recognize and leverage the benefits of cultural diversity.” --Berthold Mukuahima, Director of Human Capital, Ohlthaver & List Group, Namibia “Dr. Matveev reveals how intercultural competence of professional multicultural teams helps in achieving corporate competitive advantage and longevity in a challenging globalized world. This book is very useful for managers, scholars and students who want to elevate the efficacy of intercultural relationship in their professional and personal lives.” --Srečko Čebron, Management Board Member, Sava Reinsurance Company, Slovenia /div

A Paradigm for Business Communication across Cultures: Theoretical Highlights for Practice

跨文化商务沟通范式研究:实践的 理论精要

Author: Dr. Yongqiang LIU 刘永强

Publisher: 清華大學出版社

ISBN: 7302422591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 8266

Today’s global citizens operate business and management endeavors on a global scale. Globalization generates an increasing demand for effective communication in diverse cultural contexts and challenges the relevance of culture in operating businesses in the global village. Communication differences are apparent in many scenarios. Expatriates of international organizations operating abroad adopt their native cultural values to motivate employees of foreign cultures with an entirely different perspective. They use one culture’s motives to move people from other cultures. In global marketing communication, the communicators use values systems of their native culture to develop advertising for other cultures. They use categorizations of one culture to describe others. Such divergence in attitudes, perspectives and priorities of suppliers, and customers with different cultural backgrounds have led to many project failures in international organizations. An in-depth understanding of cultural backgrounds and the potential impact on communication of the people one is interacting with can increase the probability of business success among investors, managers, entrepreneurs and employees operating in diverse cultures. However, effective cross cultural business communication needs to recognize and adopt an interdisciplinary perspective in understanding the cultural forces (Leung, K. et al., 2005). Therefore, we need a multidisciplinary paradigm to carry on effective and successful business communication in our contemporary global village. 本书构建有效的跨文化商务沟通理论模型,讨论企业商务战略、宏观社会文化、组织文化在构建企业沟通战略中的作用与影响,研究语言与文化在信息编码与解码过程中的作用,以及沟通中的有效语言策略和模糊语言策略。同时,本书结合理论模型,提出了有效的跨文化营销沟通战略、广告沟通战略和谈判沟通战略,并提供了提高沟通效率与效果的技能和方法。

Communicating Across Cultures, First Edition

Author: Stella Ting-Toomey

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462505899

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

View: 1183

From high-level business negotiations to casual conversations among friends, every interpersonal interaction is shaped by cultural norms and expectations. Seldom is this more clearly brought to light than in encounters between people from different cultural backgrounds, when dissimilar communication practices may lead to frustration and misunderstanding. This thought-provoking text presents a new framework for understanding the impact of culture on communication and for helping students build intercultural communication competence. With illustrative examples from around the globe, the book shows that verbal and nonverbal communication involves much more than transmitting a particular message--it also reflects each participant's self-image, group identifications and values, and privacy and relational needs. Readers learn to move effectively and appropriately through a wide range of transcultural situations by combining culture-specific knowledge with mindful listening and communication skills. Throughout, helpful tables and charts and easy-to-follow guidelines for putting concepts into practice enhance the book's utility for students.

Kleines Wörterbuch für Liebende

Roman

Author: Xiaolu Guo

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641149452

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1455

Lost in Translation zwischen Peking und London Die junge Chinesin Zhuang reist zum ersten Mal in den Westen und taucht in eine fremde Welt ein. Sprache und Umgangsformen, Essen und Trinken, Liebe und Sex – alles ist befremdlich, überraschend und manchmal unbegreiflich. Ebenso amüsante wie erhellende Missverständnisse verbinden sich zu einem rasanten Verwirrspiel zwischen Ost und West und Mann und Frau. Ein außergewöhnliches Lesevergnügen! Als Zhuang in London ankommt, fühlt sie sich vollkommen verloren. Ihre Eltern haben sie in den Westen geschickt, damit sie Englisch lernt. Doch es ist nicht nur die fremde Sprache, die ihr Mühe macht. Sie sieht sich mit unfreundlichen Taxifahrern, ungenießbarem Essen und seltsamen Umgangsformen konfrontiert. Unbekannte Wörter, ungewöhnliche Begebenheiten und verblüffende Beobachtungen hält sie in einem kleinen Notizbuch fest, das zum Rettungsanker im Meer der Missverständnisse wird. Geborgen fühlt sich Zhuang nur im Kino – dort begegnet sie schließlich auch der Liebe. Doch im Westen erweist sich diese als ebenso kompliziert wie der Alltag. Xiaolu Guo inszeniert den Kulturschock erhellend und voller Witz. „Kleines Wörterbuch für Liebende“ ist ein kluges, unterhaltsames Verwirrspiel um kulturelle Unterschiede und nicht miteinander zu vereinbarende Lebensformen. Zugleich ist es eine zärtliche, bittersüße Liebesgeschichte.

Lokales Denken, globales Handeln

Interkulturelle Zusammenarbeit und globales Management

Author: Geert Hofstede,Gert Jan Hofstede,Michael Minkov

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406711049

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 557

View: 6564

Inhalt Wie unsere Herkunft das Denken, Fühlen und Handeln beeinflusst: Brandaktuell in Zeiten großer Migrationsbewegungen erhält der Leser auf gut verständliche und anregende Weise Einsichten darüber, wie der Ort, an dem wir aufgewachsen sind, unsere Art zu denken, zu fühlen und zu handeln formt. Basierend auf Hofstedes Forschungsarbeiten in mittlerweile mehr als siebzig Ländern, über einen Zeitraum von vierzig Jahren hinweg, untersucht "Lokales Denken, globales Handeln", was Leute trennt, obgleich doch Kooperation so klar in jedermanns Interesse wäre. Diese komplett überarbeitete Neuauflage enthält wesentliche Beiträge aus Michael Minkovs Datenanalyse des World Value Surveys und zur Evolution von Kulturen von Gert Jan Hofstede. Zielgruppe Führungskräfte mit Auslandskontakten, Führungskräfte im Marketing und Personalmanagement, Dozenten und Studierende in betriebswirtschaftlichen Studiengängen.

Bodiliness and Human Dignity

An Intercultural Approach

Author: Harm Goris

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825892845

Category: Social Science

Page: 130

View: 9033

In every culture, ideas and practices concerning the human body reflect what people think about the human person and his/her dignity. Contemporary cultural and medical-technical developments pose new questions to traditional attitudes to bodiliness. How can these questions be addressed from the perspective of intercultural ethics, in particular with regard to organ donation? Harm Goris is assistant professor of systematic theology at the Catholic Theological University at Utrecht (the Netherlands).

Written Communication Across Cultures

A Sociocognitive Perspective on Business Genres

Author: Yunxia Zhu

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027253842

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

View: 8946

Winner of ABC's award for Distinguished Publication for 2006 This book explores effective written communication across cultures both theoretically and practically. Specifically it conceptualizes cross-cultural genre study and compares English and Chinese business writing collected from Australia, New Zealand and China. It is also one of those inspired by contrastive rhetoric but has contributed innovatively and uniquely by incorporating research findings from genre analysis, in particular, the sociocognitive genre perspective into this cross-cultural study. On the one hand, the endeavor represents an in-depth theoretical exploration by considering not only discourse community and cognitive structuring, but also the deep semantics of genre and intertextuality, while broadening genre study by integrating insights from cross-cultural communication as well as the Chinese perspectives. On the other hand, the book also addresses pragmatic issues. As a particular feature, it solicits professional members' intercultural viewpoints; thus confirming the shared social "stock of knowledge" employed in the culturally defined writing conventions. Last but not least, this book explores the implications for genre education and training, and develops an appropriate model for cross-cultural genre learning, which encourages learning through legitimate peripheral participation and intercultural learning in business organizations.

Public Speaking 2 Edition and Student CD-ROM

Text with Free Student Speeches CD

Author: Patricia Hayes Andrews

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618163151

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 493

View: 8366

Providing a comprehensive, balanced treatment of skill and theory, combined with a robust video supplement package, Public Speaking offers the greatest flexibility of any introductory text in the market. The text's accessible approach to communication presents the process of constructing, researching, and delivering speeches as a means of building a bridge between speaker and audience. The Second Edition offers students two simple ways to access the innovative video program: on CD-ROM packaged free with the text or on the text's companion web site. Designed to allow instructors to integrate text and video in a visually oriented approach to learning, the videos strengthen the hands-on pedagogical nature of the text material. In addition the new technology creates greater opportunities for distributed learning. Video content includes examples of effective (and less effective) speakers addressing diverse audiences in business, school, and community settings; illustrations of audience-specific approaches to the same topic; and interviews with students, professionals, and community leaders about issues they face when preparing or delivering speeches. Early treatment of communication apprehension combined with a first speech assignment helps students overcome anxiety from the start. Up-to-date coverage of the Internet as a research tool includes a focus on critical analysis of content and additional Internet activities, including Connecting to the 'Net boxes. The Portfolio feature offers opportunities for creating an e-portfolio journal. A commitment to TA training features a training guide and videos, with sample integrated syllabi for making optimal use of classroom videos.

The Art of Public Speaking

Author: Stephen Lucas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780072315691

Category: Public speaking

Page: 474

View: 1914

The leading text in public speaking, The Art of Public Speaking is successful because it works well for both students and instructors. Instructors rely on its careful explanations, its reinforcing examples, and its attention to the basics that help their tentative students become competent speakers. Instructors have also come to rely on the most comprehensive package of support materials available with any text on public speaking. For students, the book brings the art of public speaking to life by providing a steady stream of vivid and illustrative examples and by patiently teaching the theory and practice of rhetoric by well-chosen examples.

achtsam sprechen - achtsam zuhören

Die Kunst der bewussten Kommunikation

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook

ISBN: 3426425939

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 1069

Thich Nhat Hanh präsentiert die wichtigsten Fähigkeiten bei der Kommunikation. Dabei kommt es auf das richtige Zuhören und Sprechen an sowie darauf, mit Mitgefühl und Achtsamkeit seinem Gegenüber zu begegnen. Ein Buch, das hilft, Missverständnisse zu vermeiden, Konflikte friedvoll zu lösen und mit einer effektiven Kommunikation sein eigenes Wohlbefinden und das der anderen zu steigern.

Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication

Author: William B. Gudykunst

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761929000

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

View: 353

This book has the chapters from the Handbook of International and Intercultural Communication, Second Edition relating to the structure and growth of cross-cultural and intercultural communication. With an expanded forward by William Gudykunst it is an invaluable resource for students and lecturers of communications studies.

Wie wir unsere Arbeitskultur verändern können

TED Books

Author: Margaret Heffernan

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104036217

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

View: 3829

Die bekannte Autorin und Unternehmerin Margaret Heffernan erzählt in ihrem TED-Book ›Wie wir unsere Arbeitskultur verändern können‹, was wir alles an unserer Art zu arbeiten verbessern können. Margaret Heffernan (die selbst CEO von fünf großen Medienunternehmen ist) zeigt, dass es die kleinen Schritte sind, die wirklich Veränderung bringen. Eine verblüffende und geistreiche Anleitung, wie jeder – vom CEO bis zum Hausmeister – zur Verbesserung unserer Arbeits- und Gesellschaftskultur beitragen kann.