Bridging the Culture Gap

Author: Penny Carté
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749452749
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As globalization continues to gather momentum, the contact between business people from other countries is becoming more and more frequent. The more national boundaries a company crosses, the greater the scope for misunderstanding and conflict. To succeed internationally, it is essential to be able to break the barriers of culture, language and set patterns of thinking. The second edition of Bridging the Culture Gap is a distillation of many years' work and is based on the real-life business situations of the authors' international clients. Readers will learn how to interpret a company's "party line," communicate with style, get their message across, be sensitive to other cultures, and ultimately win the deal. This updated edition also includes a new chapter on making oneself understood in "offshore" English. Packed with cases, cultural awareness scales, communication tests and practical tips, this lively guide will help anyone of any nationality become a better communicator. Whether one's task is to give a presentation to a cross-cultural group or to negotiate with an overseas client, Bridging the Culture Gap will ensure that the reader has the cultural awareness to communicate the intended message.

Culture Bound

Author: Joyce Merrill Valdes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521310451
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This book is designed to give language teachers a basis for introducing a cultural component into their teaching. The paperback edition is a collection of selected essays that attempts to provide language teachers with a basis for introducing a cultural component into their teaching. It includes essays written especially for the volume, as well as some that have been previously published.

Jesus for Japan

Author: Mariana Nesbitt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781547121380
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Christian growth in Japan has been slow. This book fills a cultural gap. It is a collection of insights from Japanese literature, the arts, and religion that will help solve the problem of making our ministry less foreign to the Japanese heart and mind. No other work to date has attempted to include this much information in one book, focusing on and using Japanese opinions, research and theology. Not only those working in Japan, struggling with language, culture and frustrating questions will benefit from the insights presented here, but also missiologists, theologians and students of cross-cultural evangelism. They will find this ground-breaking book to be organized in such a way that they can easily utilise the principles and guidelines it offers in their own spheres of work and study. 12 chapters of cultural bridges Christianity will surprise and absorb the reader.

Japanese Redemptive Analogies

Author: Mariana Nesbitt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781985112209
Format: PDF
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50 pages in Vol. 2 in the Series, "Bridging the Cultural Gap to Christianity." Ever wished for a Redemptive Analogy for Japan like Peace Child, the redemptive analogy that sparked off a great turning to Christ in Irian Jaya? This book gives many, many Redemptive Analogies, suitable for Japan. (Content is the same as Chapter 2 of Vol. 1, but expanded.) God has blessed Japanese culture with plenty of Redemptive Analogies that we can use. The riches of Japanese culture and literary genius has produced novels, theatre, poetry, stories and history that we can mine for nuggets of gold! Many of these we can use to teach the Christ of substitution, sacrifice and redemption. Hours of language study, hours of conversations sitting on the tatami flooring with many Japanese friends and twenty-five years of experience in Japanese churches has led to the writing of this book. The variety of information presented here, will prove an invaluable resource. No other book to date has included this much information on this subject. Missionaries, missiologists, missions and cross-cultural lecturers and students will benefit from this book and be fascinated. The use of the Japanese Redemptive Analogies given in this book will enrich, and make the message of the cross of Christ clearer to the Japanese.

Bridging the Cross cultural Gap

Author: Russell Arent
ISBN: 9780472033577
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Bridging the Cross-Culture Gapwas written to improve global listening skills and overall fluency in spoken English while helping students to see the pragmatic elements of what they hear and say. The book's multitude of tasks are designed to increase cultural awareness as well as develop the language skills. This book assumes that learners have already had explicit instruction in the mechanics of listening and speaking in English. Each task is identified as having been designed for individual, pair work, small group, large group, or speech. However, tasks are easily adapted or modified based on class dynamics, class size, or session length. A large percentage of the tasks involve film clips representing a diverse group of countries and cultures. Two short lectures are available on the website (see Look Inside) and may be downloaded for free. This book was written to help focus discussions in the classroom on some of the more interesting and exciting topics for students from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The tasks were designed to encourage students to take steps toward a deeper and more fulfilling understanding of what it means to be part of an intercultural world.

The Place of Information Technology in Management and Business Education

Author: Ben-Zion Barta
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780412799600
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The power of modern information systems and information technology (lSIIT) offers new opportunities to rethink, at the broadest levels, existing business strategies, approaches and practices. Over the past decade, IT has opened up new business opportunities, led to the development of new strategic IS and challenged all managers and users of ISIIT to devise new ways to make better use of information. Yet this era which began with much confidence and optimism is now suffering under a legacy of systems that are increasingly failing to meet business needs, and lasting fixes are proving costly and difficult to implement. General management is experiencing a crisis of confidence in their IS functions and in the chiefinformation systems officers who lead them (Earl and Feeney, 1994:11). The concern for chief executive officers is that they are confronting a situation that is seemingly out of control. They are asking, 'What is the best way to rein in these problems and effectively assess IS performance? Further, how can we be certain that IS is adequately adding value to the organisational bottom line?' On the other hand, IS executives and professionals who are responsible for creating, managing and maintaining the organisation's systems are worried about the preparedness of general managers to cope with the growth in new technologies and systems. They see IT having a polarising effect on general managers; it either bedazzles or frightens them (Davenport, 1994: 119).

Cross Cultural Interaction Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466649801
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In a globalized society, individuals in business, government, and a variety of other fields must frequently communicate and work with individuals of different cultures and backgrounds. Effectively bridging the culture gap is critical to success in such scenarios. Cross-Cultural Interaction: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores contemporary research and historical perspectives on intercultural competencies and transnational organizations. This three-volume compilation will present a compendium of knowledge on cultural diversity and the impact this has on modern interpersonal interactions. Within these pages, a variety of researchers, scholars, professionals, and leaders who interact regularly with the global society will find useful insight and fresh perspectives on the field of cross-cultural interaction.