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Author Lin, Lianlian
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Intercultural Communication Skill ♦ Middle Ground ♦ Important Role ♦ Communication Practice ♦ China Integration ♦ Nonverbal Communication Cross Culture ♦ Competitive Advantage ♦ Today Workplace ♦ Effective Communication Skill ♦ Chinese Firm ♦ Wto Rule ♦ Intercultural Communication ♦ Nonverbal Cues-haptics ♦ Chinese People ♦ American Professional ♦ Continuous Process ♦ Nonverbal Communication Cue ♦ Chinese Culture ♦ Global Competition ♦ Touch Oriented Culture ♦ Communication Skill ♦ Global Economy ♦ Wto Member ♦ Bodily Contact ♦ Sustainable Source ♦ Many Difference ♦ Several Aspect ♦ Cross-border Business
Abstract China’s integration into the global economy is rapidly deepening as it is phasing in WTO rules to fulfill its obligations as a WTO member. Chinese firms are increasingly exposed to global competition and negotiation and Chinese people in general are having more and more intercultural communication and interactions. Understanding the role of communication in cross-border business and learning how to effectively enhance communication skills can lead to sustainable sources of competitive advantage. Therefore, effective communication skills are imperative to success in the continuous process of globalization and achievements in today’s workplace. There are many differences in verbal and nonverbal communications cross cultures. When interacting with people from other cultures, nonverbal communication cues play an important role and often cause misunderstanding. Based on a survey of a hundred of Chinese and American professionals and managers, this research examines differences in communication practices in China and in the US and addresses several aspects of nonverbal cues-haptics, proxemics, oculesics, chronemics, and silence (Waldman and Stowe 1998). Haptics refers to communicating through the use of bodily contact such as touch and gestures. According to Axcell, who classifies some cultures as “don’t touch, ” “touch ” and “middle ground,” Chinese culture lies in the middle ground while the US is a “don’t touch ” oriented culture. Touching
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study