3 Situations Where Cross-Cultural Communication Breaks Down
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Cross cultural communication in business …
, "face work" and genderlect . These theories informedthe analysis of the listserv discussion as well as the examination of othercultural and gender differences in theonline communication process. For cultural comparisons, one groupconsisting of white Americans wascategorized as individualistic, while the other group consisting of AfricanAmerican, Latin American, Asian andAfrican individuals was categorized collectivistic. (For more details onthis categorization scheme, see )
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This research goes beyond the question of availability and technicalproficiency to examine cultural andgender differences in communication patterns, and how these differencesspecifically affect who actuallycontrols and directs these on-line discussions.
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Effects of Cross-cultural Communication, Case of …
Scholars of cross-cultural communication, most notably and , regard Hofstede's dimension ofindividualism as a crucial dimension of variability across cultures. Itis also a key dimension in understanding interpersonal and groupinteraction and communication processes. In an individualistic culture,individuals are loosely integrated with others and values their own selfinterest and that of their immediate family only. In contrast, incollectivistic cultures, individuals re late to larger collectivitiesand groupings and themselves as integrated with the whole.