Cross-cultural Essay Topics

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… View Article

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… View Article

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… View Article

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… View Article

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… View Article

Cross Cultural Communication- Royal Dutch Shell’s Approach

Shell has over 100 different nationalities in its employee population. In a global organization like Shell, people need to constantly work with people from other nationalities as part of expatriate assignments. We had a candid interaction with company’s global learning head Manojit Sen. We are elucidating few interesting points from the discussion. Global organisations like… View Article

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… View Article

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… View Article

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… View Article

Factors that affect the communication process

There are various factors that affect the communication process. Among many of the factors some are very important and play a very important role throughout society, cultural, ethical and individual ways of perspective and communication. Throughout life people have and/or will be faced with the challenge of playing out these roles in society. For example,… View Article

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… View Article

Cross-cultural Communication

Language is playing nowadays one of the most important roles in cross-cultural communication, because it is a door into new culture and traditions. Cross-cultural communication arouses great interest compared with that of several decades ago. It means that the future success of a person mainly depends on his ability to use language and to communicate… View Article

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… View Article

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… View Article

Cross-cultural Communication

In order to accomplish the task I decided to interview my friend from Italy who arrived to the USA after having won a language competition to live and study here and whom I recently visited in Italy. So, below you may see some differences and similarities of American and Italian culture. First of all he… View Article

Cross cultural counseling

This article focuses on how different people view culture and it affects their attitudes and perceptions to other people. The purpose for conducting this interview is to get views on what people understand by culture, how they think their culture shapes their way of thinking, how parents cultivate cultural values in their children, gender and… View Article

A Reflective Report on Interpersonal Management

The purposes of this essay is to analyse the improtances of Interpersonal management skills for successful management, and to reflect on a verbal interpersonal cultural based difference people have personally experienced and how develop the cross cultural awareness for more effective management. Interpersonal management skills for successful management In the last decade, with the fast… View Article

Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions (China and Germany)

Gerard Hendrik Hofstede (born October 2, 1928 in Haarlem) is a Dutch expert in cultural studies [GHW]. Hofstede (1980) surveyed 88,000 IBM employees working in 66 countries and then ranked the countries on different cultural dimensions. His research resulted in four dimensions (power distance; individualism versus collectivism; uncertainty avoidance; and masculinity and femininity). In the… View Article

Hofstede’s cultural dimensions of Australia and China

Mismanaging cultural differences can render otherwise successful managers and organisations ineffective when working across cultures. As stated byOsland (1990, p. 4) “The single greatest barrier to business success is the one erected by culture”. Hofstede (1983) defines culture as “the mental programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one human group from another”… View Article

Career Plan Building Activity, Work Culture

I am grateful surprise with the results of my Career Plan Building Activity; Work Culture Activity Based on my Work Culture Preferences results I am: Ethical Emphasis on fairness, promoting equal rights and justice, the chance to make a positive contribution to the society, emphasis and social and environmental responsibility. Expert Control your own work… View Article

Australia vs. Netherlands

Assignment 1: Cross-Cultural Dimensions Describe the effect of the cross-cultural dimensions of both Hofstede and Trompenaars on two subjects for both your home country as the country of your internship Trompenaars Australia 1. Universalism vs. particularism 2. Individualism vs. collectivism 3. Neutral vs. emotional 4. Specific vs. diffuse 5. Achievement vs. ascription 6. Sequential vs…. View Article

Cross Cultural Challenges to Communication

Hello everyone, At first we should ask us, why is this topic so important? Many consultants, authors and writers of textbooks discuss the need to understand other cultures because we live in a ‘global village’. In 1870 Jules Verne wrote ‘Around the world in eighty days’; astronauts can now make the trip in under 80… View Article

Communicate Effectively at the Direct Leadership Level

a.Mass communication enables you to communicate information to large numbers of people in a relatively short time. .Identify the principles of interpersonal transactional communication a.First principle – You cannot NOT communicate. i.Each day we receive thousands of behavioral cues to communicate. We choose which are worthy of our attention. We interpret or attribute meaning to… View Article