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Multicultural Communication Styles
A look at cultural communication and its implications in international business and therapy.
# 153498 | 1,025 words | 4 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Jun 06, 2013 in Business (International) , Communication (Interpersonal)

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The paper discusses international business communication and how it becomes a challenging and important responsibility for those executives who are progressing into international markets. The paper looks at verbal and non-verbal communication styles and uses the communication approach of a characteristic Chinese person to highlight the differences in communication between a Chinese and American businessman. Finally, the paper briefly addresses the role of cultural influences and biases in therapy.

Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Style
Contracting Communication Styles
Therapist and Clients

From the Paper:

"Communicators intermingle concurrently on both a impulsive and symbolic level and these interweaving threads of joint adaptation contains the infrastructure of human communication. An impulsive and no propositional stream of communication is mainly linked with right cerebral hemisphere functioning and knowledge by social contact, and a symbolic and propositional stream is mainly related with left hemisphere functioning and knowledge by description. Linguistic-verbal communication evidently engrosses the latter stream, while nonverbal communication takes place in both, but carries the whole load of spontaneous communication (Ellingboe, 1994).
"These streams have both expressive and receptive features. No stream is more significant than the other stream. The types of meanings communicated by the two streams are dissimilar, and in certain circumstances the propositional message might be more significant, in others the spontaneous message might take priority. Either way, they interrelate and adjust one another. Nevertheless, the spontaneous stream is possibly more significant than realized.
"One might question what the current speculation about symbolic, pseudo-spontaneous, and spontaneous communication behaviors does for us in comprehending human communication in daily life. For instance, can we recognize when "authentic" spontaneous as opposed to "deceptive" pseudo-spontaneous behaviors are taking place, employing, for instance, micro analytic methods?"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cameron, K.S. (1984). Organizational adaptation and higher education. Journal of Higher Education .
  • Ellingboe, B.J. (1998). Divisional strategies to internationalize a campus portrait: Results, resistance, and recommendations from a case study at a U.S. university, in Mestenhauser, J.A. and Elllingboe, B.J (eds.), Reforming the Higher Education Curriculum: Internationalizing the Campus. Phoenix, AZ: American Council on Education and Oryx Press, 199.
  • Bartell, M. (2003). Internationalization of universities: A university culture-based framework. Higher Education, 45(1).
  • Van Hook, S.R. (2011). Modes and models for transcending cultural differences in international classrooms. Journal of Research in International Education, 10(1).

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