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Summary: Intercultural Communication: Global Cultures And Contexts | 9781446285916 | Shuang Liu, et al

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  • 1 Challenges of living in a global society

  • 1.2 Contributors to cultural diversity

  • What are the five contributors to cultural diversity?

    1. Advanced technologies
    2. Modern transport systems
    3. Global economy
    4. International business transactions
    5. Mass migration
  • What is the most significant contributors to our multicultural environment?

    The ever-increasing flow of people through mass migration and international exchange.
  • 1.2.1 Advanced technology and transport system

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  • How have advanced communication technologies influenced our lives?

    • Communicate regardless of distance and time
    • Relationships are affected. Even internet-based relationships.
  • 1.2.2 Global economy and business transactions

  • What is meant by global transformation?

    It refers to the worldwide economic and technological changes that influence how people relate to one another
  • What is an example of global transformation?

    You can buy an iPhone everywhere!
  • What is one of the most biggest economic and social challenges facing us today?

    Unlock the barriers of the acceptance of cultural diversity in the economy and society as whole.
  • What are two consequences of the global economy and business transactions?

    1. Businesses are expanding into world markets.
    2. Ethnic diversity within workplaces is continually changing the organizational composition of most parts of the world.
    3. Flow of migrant workers (as a results of economic transformation) leads to an increase in ethnic competition.
  • What challenge do we face in the business context of intercultural communication?

    Understanding the cultural tensions: conflicts in expectations, lack of communication competence and attitude problems such as mistrust.
  • 1.2.3 Mass migration and international exchange

  • What is the benefit of migration?

    It contributes to the social and economic development in the country of origin and destination.
  • What is the link between education and migration?

    A steadily increasing proportion of migrant populations are made up of international students.

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