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Share Culture and Coms as Barriers to Sino-Western Mgmt... 2.4 Implications of Cultura
2013-1-22 14:10
2.4 Implications of Cultural Differences As was identified when undertaking a cross-cultural analysis of Western and Chinese cultures, the Chinese have a high sense of Collectivism, this means that they have a higher dependence on groups or institutions to determine what they should do and that they have a strong loyalty to the groups to which they belong. Collectivist cultures such as China are more likely to cooperate with others to avoid risks and reduce re ...
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Share Culture and Coms as Barriers to Sino-Western Mgmt... 2.3 Sino-West Cultural Comp
2013-1-22 13:32
2.3 Sino-West Cultural Comparison Now that the author has established a comprehensive set of dimensions on which cultures can be compared, this framework will be applied to China, the United Kingdom and the United States. Using data collected by Hall, the author is able to classify China, the United Kingdom and the United States based on the ‘High Context vs. Low Context’ and ‘Monochronic vs. Polychronic’ dimensions. Hall did not classify countries using a numeric va ...
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Share Culture and Coms as Barriers to Sino-Western Mgmt... 2.2.4 Cross Model Compariso
2013-1-22 13:26
2.2.4 Cross Model Comparison On consideration of the 3 models developed by Hall, Hofstede and Trompenaars Turner, a number of similarities are apparent, Trompenaars Turner’s ‘Achievement vs. Ascription’ factor is similar to Hofstede’s ‘Power Distance’ dimension and Trompenaars Turner’s ‘Individualism vs. Communitairianism’ factor is almost identical to Hofstede’s ‘Individualism vs. Collectivism’ dimension. In addition to the similarities between Trompenaars Turner ...
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Share Culture and Coms as Barriers to Sino-Western Mgmt... 2.2.3 Trompenaars and Turne
2013-1-22 13:16
2.2.3 Trompenaars and Turner Trompenaars and Turner’s cultural framework is more recent then Hofstede’s framework, but its focus is more on the management implications of cultural differences. Trompenaars and Turner’s research was conducted by surveying 15,000 managers of different organisations from 28 countries which lead to a seven dimensional bipolar framework of culture. Because most cross-cultural business ventures are p ...
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Share Culture and Coms as Barriers to Sino-Western Mgmt... 2.2.2 E.T. Hall
2013-1-22 13:12
2.2.2 E.T. Hall Unlike Hofstede, Edward T. Hall’s work on culture focuses on communication and Hall believes that, in order for individuals to communicate successfully, cultural differences and the different communication processes within a culture need to be considered. As a significant proportion of business requires communication, of one form or another, Hall’s work is very relevant to the topic of this dissertation. The communication ...
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Share Culture and Coms as Barriers to Sino-Western Mgmt... 2.2.1 G. Hofstede
2012-12-27 14:08
2.2.1 G. Hofstede The most widely used cross-cultural framework was developed by Geertz Hofstede, an influential Dutch writer who was born in 1928. Hofstede (2003) believes that “National culture explained more of the differences in employees than did professional role, age, gender or race” (Hofstede, 2003) and through his research, Hofstede has identified 4 elements of national culture wh ...
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Share Culture and Coms as Barriers to Sino-Western Mgmt... 2.2 Cultural Differences
2012-11-9 16:15
2.2 Cultural Differences Having established that differences do occur between cultures and the implications that differences can have on cross cultural interactions, writers within the field of culture and communication began to develop frameworks which can be used to identify and measure cultural and communication differences between nations. There are many writers who hav ...
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Share Culture and Coms as Barriers to Sino-Western Mgmt... 2.1 Defining Culture
2012-11-9 14:29
2.1 Defining Culture Before cultural differences can be identifies and analyzed in relation to a business context, it is important to gain an understanding of what culture actually is and how communication plays a role in business ventures. Within the literature there are many and varied definitions of culture, Taylor (1974) describes culture as a “ …complete whole which includes knowledge, beliefs, art, law, morals, customs and ...
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Share Culture and Coms as Barriers to Sino-Western Mgmt... 2 Lit Review
2012-11-8 15:07
2 Literature Review The literature review chapter of this dissertation aims to evaluate secondary sources which relate to the topic area so that the author and reader have a full understanding of the issues surrounding the subject matter. From this evaluation, the author will be able to identify research variables which will be used to conduct primary research.
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Share Culture and Coms as Barriers to Sino-Western Mgmt... 1.6 Limits
2012-11-8 14:23
1.6 Limitation This research project makes a number of assumptions which are also made by researchers such as Hofstede and Hall, but these assumptions are often criticised by researchers who disagree with Hofstede’s view of culture. The assumptions and subsequent criticisms limit the research, but as Thomas et al (2005) highlight, “Every study has certain fundamental premises that it could not proceed without ” (Thomas et al, 2 ...
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