International Business and Communication

International Business and Communication

How Overcoming Cultural Differences In The Communication Benefits Business :

Today companies trade goods and supply services to global customers. Many companies have facilities in several countries and a lot of companies, minor and major, work already with a highly diverse, international workforce.

Communication is the enabler of any type of cooperation and business activities – nationally and internationally. Different cultures have particular business communication styles, received well and adopted by their population. Other cultures have other ways to work and with that, use different styles to spread out, discuss, negotiate and close business deals and look after business relations.

What is the greatest strategy to communicate for individuals of different cultural backgrounds? The potential customer’s style or the one that refers to the text used during the communication? Unfortunately, there’s no clear response to this question.

Specific communication styles are suffering from over long stretches determined by cultural values. Even with the wish to “speak the word what of the customer”, these values cannot try to be put aside when writing or speaking with people of other cultural influences.

Two little anecdotes show the issues in communicating internationally. A Japanese corporation hired an experienced trainer to show their people how you can communicate with Western customers. The Japanese style uses passive wording, perceived by Western customers “as when they should not make business with us”. Nothing was more wrong; the Japanese corporation was very interested in Western business. I witnessed another case of misinterpreted correspondence first hand when a colleague received a message from another colleague in Europe.

When reading it he suddenly murmured: “Why is he yelling at me?” I asked him what he meant and the man responded that this colleague’s using exclamation marks can be comparable to yelling at him. A look at the email confirmed …

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International Business and Trade, Considering US-Australia Relations and China’s Global Growth

Over recent years, the United States and Australia are already very closely allied. At times that relationship adjusted under severe stress. For instance, in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Australia has participated in NATO exercises and endured that sacrifice. This has been tough on the population which doesn’t like the war, what society does? This isn’t the only challenge about the home front as China is also spreading out its tentacles, and setting up small satellite military installations at maritime chokepoints near Australia.

Much Of Australia’s Fortune And Economy Are Associated With Its Relationship To Invest In China

Whereas most nations have a trade deficit, sometimes Australia has experienced an extremely nice surplus. This is because Australia sells China unprocessed trash, ones Australia has plenty. China needs all sorts of things including food, timber, and fuel. Australia is full of resources, and they’ve got enjoyed exporting all their excess to China and digging up more at breakneck speed. But that’s not all China wants to buy, additionally they much like the military technology that Australia has, a good bit of it they have this can relationship with NATO as well as the United States.

Australia can be building its high-tech submarines, ships, and military hardware. NASA has satellite and space base station technologies in Australia. China wants to borrow infrastructure and data therein Australia to assist track its satellites, and the US isn’t so sure it wants to have all that technology, dual-use technology, given to the Chinese. Not the Chinese haven’t stolen in other words borrowed that intellectual proprietary information from your defense contractors already. But in this example, it has already been created there, and China wishes to apply it, and learn all they can, of course, lots of scary implications there, taking into consideration the proprietary …

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