Communicating Globally: Intercultural Communication and International Business provides students with a cultural general awareness of diverse world views, valuable insights on understanding and overcoming cultural differences, and a clear path to international business success.
This text integrates the theory and skills of intercultural communication with the practices of multinational organizations and international business. Intended as supplemental reading in courses on communication, culture, and globalism, this book provides an innovative perspective on cosmopolitan communication, global leadership, cultural synergy, and the dynamic processes affecting international business.
The book discusses the implications of these approaches and the new competencies needed for conducting international business and entering the world marketplace. It examines intercultural transitions and cross-cultural relationships as well as how virtual groups or teams and constant change influence multinational organizations.
The book further provides insights into doing business abroad by examining significant geographic regions and emphasizing cultural themes and patterns, business conduct and characteristics, and emerging trends. Also included is a regional resource guide that establishes a sensible foundation for readers to continue their own cross-cultural or international business research, personally transforming their understanding into individually instructive significance.
Wallace V. Schmidt (Ph.D., New York University; M.A., University of Nebraska; B.A., Midland Lutheran College) routinely teachesa courses in organizational communication, intercultural communication, and communication theory, retinue of elective courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (e.g., interviewing; persuasion; training & development. He is the 1992 recipient of the Walter E. Barden Distinguished Teaching Award, past president of the Florida Communication Association, and co-author of two successful textbooks: Results-Oriented Interviewing: Principles, Practices, and Procedures (Allyn & Bacon/Pearson Education) and Business and Professional Communication: Managing Information in an Information Age (South-Western/Thomson Learning). Roger N. Conaway (Ph.D., Bowling Green State University; M.A., Stephen F. Austin State University) teaches organizational communication, advanced interpersonal communication, listening, and freedom of speech. His research interests include business communication, intercultural and organizational communication, and interviewing. He is the co-author of Results-Oriented Interviewing: Principles, Practices, Procedures (Allyn & Bacon/Pearson Education) and is Past President of the Association of Business Communication-Southwest Region. Susan Easton (Ph.D., Florida State University; M.S., Syracuse University; B.A., State University of New York at Oswego) is an internationally known expert on group dynamics and work teams. Her research interests include virtual communication, geographically dispersed work teams, and systems thinking. Widely published in the area of online/distance learning, Dr. Easton has also consulted for such companies as Nike, General Electric, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Walt Disney Co., Lockheed Martin, University of Central Florida, and Hyatt Hotels. She regularly teaches courses in small groups and work teams, strategic change and communication, and organizational communication.