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

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Measuring the Effects of Cross-Cultural ***** Styles ***** Top ***** Teams in Union and Non-Union Mach*****e Fabrication Companies in the United States

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 is likely to enter into negotiations ***** conduct other forms of business with persons of a different 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 continues to become more culturally ***** as time goes on. Managers must learn to ***** business ***** foreign partners, foreign subsidiaries, foreign colleagues, and foreign subordinates.

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

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

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

Background

Inter-cultural management is a grow*****g research field. ***** ***** now find it necessary to hire firms or conduct training seminars on ***** to c*****duct business with various cultures. Cross-cultural communication has become an import*****t part ***** the business world, and as the world ***** ***** integrate, it ***** likely to remain so in the future ***** well. ***** communication is an important part of the bus*****ess *****.

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