This article touched on something that’s very true; we don’t understand what we don’t understand. I am guilty of ethnocentrism. I would not think that I was because I’d like to think I respected all backgrounds and cultures, it’s not intentional, but like in one of the examples in the article, when someone of a different culture speaks, the way that they translate is different. For instance, in a nail shop when the people say something in their language then translates it comes out …let’s just say different. Not very politically correct, I know but its how I felt. Similar to the article, their words also don’t have tenses or genders so a lot of times, even with translations, it’s really hard to understand what is being said; this in turn frustrates me because I feel as though they are being disrespectful for not learning the primary language of where they live. It’s not that I am racist or anything even close to that; I only recently learned that they don’t have tenses or genders so the way that they are translating IS how they speak; but me not understanding, didn’t understand. Reading this article does make me feel like I have been quick to judge without first examining or researching. I jumped immediately to the disrespect card. It also makes me feel better knowing that to some degree, everyone has this in them. I would hate to think that it’s just me. It’s has never been my intent to feel this way and I have never verbalized it to anyone, but since i'm just “journaling”…
skilled medical analysis, computer programming jobs
d. all of the above
15. The U.S is offshoring white-collar computer programming jobs to India because _____.
a. Indians are better programmers than Americans
b. Indians speak better English than Americans
c. Indian programmers cost one-fourth the cost of equivalent American programmers
d. all of the above
16. An important aspect of the political environment is the phenomenon of _____ - a driving…
establish, change with time and with each administration; but the state goes on.
In some societies, it is easy to differentiate between the state and its government because the offices of the head of state and the head of government are held by two different persons. For instance, in Great Britain the queen is the head of state, whereas the prime minister is the head of government. Many other parliamentary democracies have a president as head of state and a prime minister as head of the government. In…
Culture and Negotiations
Why do Japanese negotiators behave in the manner they do? How does culture affect negotiating behavior and outcomes?
MASTER THESIS Author’s name: Patrycja J. Krause Student’s number: 258891 Academic advisor: Søren O. Hilligsøe Faculty of English Aarhus School of Business May 2006
I would like to thank my Mom, Barbara, for her understanding, encouragement and eternal support, as well as my advisor, Søren O. Hilligsøe, for his academic help, advice and faith in me keeping…