intercultural communication Essay

2822 Words Sep 14th, 2013 12 Pages
MGMT 329 TEST #1 REVIEW QUESTIONS

CHAPTER 1

1. From an economic imperative perspective, why is it important to be able to communicate interculturally?

Economic growth and stability of the U.S. are inextricably linked to world business partners
The workplace in the U.S. reflects an increasing cultural diversity
Economic imperative for intercultural competence is powerful, pervasive, and likely will increase
U.S. workplace reflects the increasing cultural diversity that comprises the U.S.

2. From a technological imperative perspective, why is it
Important to be able to communicate interculturally?

Communication media and modern transportation systems contribute to the “global village” we live in
Virtually
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What is the “iceberg concept” of culture and what does it tell us about cultural awareness and unawareness?

Defined by enumerating or describing its components—morals, laws, art, science (the “Iceberg” approach). Awareness

Fine arts, literature, classical and popular music, drama, games and sports.

Unawareness

Conception of beauty, definition of sin, relationship to animals, courtship practices. Patterns of superior/subordinate relations.

3. What are some examples of "above-surface level" culture?

Fine arts, literature, classical and popular music, drama, games and sports.

4. What are some examples of "below-surface level" culture in the iceberg concept?

Conception of beauty, definition of sin, relationship to animals, courtship practices. Patterns of superior/subordinate relations.

5. Distinguish between “culture” and “nation”; “culture” and “race”; and “culture” and “ethnicity”.
Nation—a political term referring to a government and set of formal and legal

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