Intercultural sensitivity

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Intercultural Sensitivity: Recognizing differences. You represent a Canadian toy company that’s negotiating to buy miniature truck wheels from a manufacturer in Osaka, Japan. In your first meeting, you explain that your company expects to control the design of the wheels as well as the materials that are used to make them. The manufacturer’s representative looks down and says softly “Perhapsthat will be difficult”. You press for agreement and to emphasis your willingness to buy; you show the prepared contract you’ve brought with you. However, the manufacturer seems increasingly vague and uninterested. What cultural differences may be interfering with effective communication in this situation? Explain.
The Ethnocentricity is interference by an effective communication, because therepresent of the manufacturer of Japan doesn’t want that the represent of Canada take de decisions just want have the control, maybe he thinks that his country in the only that can take decisions.
Ethical Choices A U.S. manager wants to export T-shirt to a West African country, but a West African official expects a special payment before allowing the shipment into his country. How can the two sidesresolve their different approaches without violating U.S. rules against bribing foreign officials? One the basis of the information presented in Chapter 1, would you consider this situation an ethical dilemma or an ethical lapse?
To avoid committing an abuse that would do is talk to the staff member who is in charge and say that it is against the laws of my country and that for any reason couldso because I like him, we might lose our job also could clarify that his country this perhaps not fence against the laws of his country, but of the country where I come from yes it is.
Teamwork Working with two other students, prepare a list of ten examples of slang (in your own language) that would probably be misinterpreted or misunderstood during a business conversation with someone fromanother culture. Next to each example, suggest other words you might use to convey the same message. Do the alternatives mean exactly the same as the original slang or idiom?
“La migra” immigration department, immigration officer
“Órale” Right on! Cool!
“Agringarse” To become like a gringo, to act like a gringo.
“bronca” hassle, fight, problema
“Baro Money, bill
“Mano dura” firm hand“chamba” work
“Dos, tres” so-so
“está canijo” That’s difficult; It’s messed up.
“Transa” rip off

Intercultural Communication: Studying cultures Choose a specific country, such as India, Portugal, Bolivia, Thailand, or Nigeria, with which you are not familiar. Research the culture and write a brief summary of what U.S. manager would need to know about concepts of personal space and rules of socialbehavior in order to conduct business successfully in that country.
The United Kingdom is a unitary state under a constitutional monarchy. The UK has a parliamentary government based on the Westminster system that has been emulated around the world. The UK has placed a particular emphasis on its "Special Relationship" with the United States. The UK has a partially regulated free market economy,somewhere between the US and continental Europe. Based on market exchange rates, the UK is today the sixth largest economy in the world and the third largest in Europe. The UK does not de jure have an official language but the predominant spoken language is English. Christianity is the largest religion, in the United Kingdom
Multicultural Work Force: Bridging Differences Differences in gender,age, and physical abilities contribute to the diversity of today’s work force. Working with a classmate, role-play a conversation which
a) A woman is being interviewed for a job by a male personnel manager.
b) An older person is being interviewed for a job by a younger personnel manager
c) A person using a wheelchair is being interviewed for a job by a person who can walk
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