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Measuring the Effects of Cross-Cultural Communication Styles among Top Management Teams in Union and Non-Union Machine Fabrication Companies in ***** United States

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Measuring the Effects of Cross-Cultural Communication Styles among Top Management Teams in Union ***** Non-Union Machine Fabrication Companies in the United *****

In today's globally integrated business environment it is likely that top management will encounter persons of a different culture on some level. Top managerial staff ***** likely to enter into negotiati*****s and conduct other forms ***** business with persons of a ***** culture. Some may employ staff from differing cultural backgrounds. How they handle these interactions sets the stage for success or failure in an economy that cont*****ues to become more ********** integrated as time goes on. Managers must learn to handle business with *****eign partners, foreign subsidiaries, foreign colleagues, and foreign subordinates.

This research will explore ***** various styles and modes used in Cross-cultural communication ***** union and non***** manufactur*****g firms. It ***** accomplish this t*****k through the use of a survey administered to top managers of small to medium sized companies located in the United States. The survey will include managers from both union and non***** shops. Managers will be able to ***** information ***** ***** ***** to improve Cross-Cultural communications both inside and outside of their organization. The results will help them ***** improve business relationships ***** gain a competitive *****dvantage by doing so.

Cross-cultural communications and relationships were something that only larger corporations needed to worry about in the past. Global ***** was limited by difficulties entering into ***** markets ***** communication. *****ever, advances in ***** such as the Internet make it e*****ier for medium and small firms to do business on a global level. Many ***** the small ***** medium firms have little or no experience doing business with people of ***** cultures. These are the company's that will ***** the focus ***** this research project.

Learning to do business with persons from a culture different from one's own ***** beyond simply *****ing to speak their language. Differences in viewpoint and customs can mean mistakes in communication that can stall or s***** a budding business relationship. In order to understand how to do ***** with someone of a different ***** one must delve into ***** cultural biases will affect their opinions and attitudes as well as other aspects such as body *****, etiquette, and other finer points ***** the communication process. This will be a topic of explor*****tion in ***** current ***** study.

Background

*****ter-cultural management is a grow*****g research field. Many firms now find it necessary to hire firms or conduct training seminars on how to conduct business ***** various *****. Cross-cultural communication has become an imp*****t*****t part ***** the ***** world, and as ***** world continues to integrate, it is likely to remain so in the future ***** *****. Cross-cultural communication is an important ***** of the bus*****ess *****.

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