American-Mexican Communication Term Paper by Nicky

An exploration of the research on how American businessmen can successfully communicate with the Mexican population.
# 150773 | 1,651 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2012 | US
Published on Apr 20, 2012 in Business (Human Resources) , Ethnic Studies (General) , Sociology (Multiculturalism)

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This paper focuses on the communication issues relevant to an American conducting business with Mexicans. The paper explores factors such as verbal communication flow, communication barriers, language and cultural barriers and non verbal communication. The paper also addresses the Mexican perception of silence in conversations, kinesics, eye contact (oculesics), proxemics, chronemics and chromatics. The paper includes a vast amount of research material that is appended to the paper.

Verbal Communication Flow
Communication Barriers
Language and Cultural Barriers
Non Verbal Communication

From the Paper:

"Heet stresses that world cultures vary as much as world languages, with both being vital when/for communicating with people from various backgrounds. Honoring the beliefs and traditions of other cultures, according to Heet, helps earn the clients' loyalty. An American business which operates globally traditionally sees the big picture. In conducting business, however, one needs to also be able to think locally and demonstrate cultural sensitivity. Chris Petersen, feature writer for U.S. Business Review, asserts in the article, "Going Global," reminds business leaders that being local in Mexico differs being local in Grenada and the British West Indies. Being local in Abu Dhabi also differs from being local in Dubai. To develop vital relationships which will likely secure business, one must understand the business and cultural environment that occurs where one intends to conduct business. Larry Angione, president of Coastline Manufacturing, "which manufactures for a variety of industries from three facilities in Tijuana, Mexico, reports he had to adapt to the Mexican way of life and alter his management style to fit a culture eager to please (Petersen)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Garcia, J. F. III Economic cultural dimensions. N.d. <>. 07 Oct. 2009
  • Heet, LaRita. "Guide to Cross-Cultural Communication. Teach employees to communicate effectively with customers of different cultures." 2009. Web. < cation/cross-cultural/>. 06 Oct. 2009
  • Imberman, Woodruff. "Managing Hispanic workers: Bridging the cultural gap; Management skill combined with cultural knowledge helps companies to maximize workplace results for this important, growing segment of the industry's workforce," The National Provisioner. BNP Media. 2005. HighBeam Research. 6 Oct. 2009 <>.
  • Owens, Donna M. "Multilingual workforces: How can employers help employees who speak different languages work in harmony?" HR Magazine. Society for Human Resource Management. 2005. HighBeam Research. 6 Oct. 2009 <>.
  • Petersen, Chris. "Going Global." U.S. Business Review. 2009. Web. <http://www.usbusines> 06 Oct. 2009.

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