Cross-Cultural Communication: Theory and Practice by B. Hurn

Cross-Cultural Communication: Theory and Practice

byB. Hurn, B. Tomalin

Hardcover | May 7, 2013

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Offers a deeper understanding of the need for effective cross-cultural communication and cultural awareness by those engaged in working in the international environment. This area is of increasing importance in the diverse and multicultural world where such effectiveness plays a major part in achieving competitive advantage. The emergence of India and China as future economic giants and the increasing influence of globalization have led to greater emphasis on the cultural dimensions of international business, diplomacy and international relations. This volume identifies the barriers to effective cross-cultural communication and suggests practical strategies to overcome them. Key aspects of this include the identification of the skills and competencies required for success, the personnel selection methods and the options for pre-departure cultural training. The authors provide practical examples from their own experience in over 60 countries and from discussion with professional colleagues and international students.

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Brian Hurn has been a writer and lecturer on Cross-Cultural Awareness and Communication at universities and multinationals for the past twenty years. He previously spent five years as Director of the Programmes Centre for International Briefings, Farnham, UK. He also has wide experience in course design, delivery, and presentation at ...

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Title:Cross-Cultural Communication: Theory and PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:May 7, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230391133

ISBN - 13:9780230391130

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. What is Cross-Cultural Communication?
2. Key Thinkers in Cross-Cultural Communication
3. Key Thinkers in Cross-Cultural Communication
4. The International Use of English
5. Developing Cross-Cultural Communication Skills
6. Selection and Preparation for Foreign Assignments
7. Leadership Across Cultures
8. International Team Building and Team Working
9. Effect of Culture on International Negotiations
10. Multiculturalism and Diversity
11. Globalization and its Effect on Culture
12. Cultural Diplomacy and Nation Branding
13. Transfer of Skills, Technology and Knowledge
14. Cultural Profiling and Classification
15. Teaching Cross-Cultural Communication

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