Inter-Cultural and Multi-Cultural Studies, Cross-Cultural
Cultural challenges in a global workplace are enormous.
One needs to understand and accept cultural differences at work and experience working
life in different countries.
The cultural challenges, social
and cross-cultural challenges of internet technology are
not being given due importance. The Internet is like a public place in a terrorized world.
The Internet is an entertainng, informative, enticing and explicit place which one could
adore, despise and fear all at-once. The Internet enables children to communicate with
friends and strangers exposing them to beneficial and harmful cross-cultural knowledge.
Challenges to British Business
Some interesting statistics captured in the report, Language and culture in British
business, highlight some of the main countries with which British firms are facing cross
cultural challenges. The book draws upon surveys of British businesses looking at language
and culture in trade, among which are the seven LNTO/CILT audits undertaken between 2000
and 2003. From the results it was discovered that companies felt the major cross cultural
challenges were with Japan, France, the Middle East, China and Germany.
Cultural Challenges to
Biotechnology: Native American Genetic Resources and the Concept of Cultural Harm -
Rebecca A. Tsosie, Arizona State University - College of Law - Journal of Law, Medicine
& Ethics, Vol. 35, p. 396, 2007
Abstract: This article examines the intercultural context of issues related to genetic
research on Native peoples. In particular, the article probes the disconnect between
Western and indigenous concepts of property, ownership, and privacy, and examines the
harms to Native peoples that may arise from unauthorized uses of blood and tissue samples
or the information derived from such samples. The article concludes that existing legal
and ethical frameworks are inadequate to address Native peoples' rights to their genetic
resources and suggests an intercultural framework for accommodation based on theories of
intergroup equality and fundamental human rights.
Overcoming the cultural
challenges of company successions
Growing numbers of family-owned and closely-held enterprises in Europe, North America, and
other regions are undergoing leadership successions as company founders depart and new
owners assume control. These transitions raise a variety of financial, operational, and
strategic challenges that underscore the need for careful succession planning. - rsmi.com
Strategic Opportunties &
Cultural Challenges - Dean McFarlin, Paul Sweeney
McFarlin and Sweeney provide students with an accessible, application-oriented approach to
international management, focusing on key challenges including motivation, leadership, and
communication across cultural boundaries. The book gives students a global perspective on
the process of hiring, training, and developing employees, as well as strategic decision
making in relation to foreign markets. Questions, case studies, examples of creative
problem solving, and testimonials from real-world managers operating in the international
arena are just a few of the tactics McFarlin and Sweeney use to help students begin to
think about applied theory on a global level. All chapters have been updated with recent
articles from leading business sources and academic journals, and new case studies have
Immigrant Academics and Cultural
Challenges in a Global Environment
Femi J. Kolapo - ISBN13: 9781604975680 Pages 308 Cambria Press
Description: This edited volume brings together the voices of different academics to
illuminate the role of culture in determining the character and quality of the social and
professional lives of mobile academics. The book examines specific issues on cultural
diversity and the management of the heterogeneous classroom and diverse teaching/learning
contexts. The chapters in this volume provide analyses, reflections, and synthesis of
intercultural and cross-cultural experiences. They include how migrant and expatriate
scholars or students negotiate their cultural identities in new environments, how they
engage with issues of differences in language accents, and how they navigate issues of
minority versus majority status.
Cultural Challenges In Offshore
Outsourcing by Stephanie Moore with Adam Brown
Misunderstandings and problems stemming from cultural differences are part of every
offshore outsourcing project. In fact, in a recent CIO Magazine survey, 51% of the CIOs
said that the greatest offshore outsourcing challenge is overcoming culture differences.
Fortunately, the cultural divide can be conquered by understanding what the differences
are and altering processes to accommodate them.
When Rites Are Rights: Cultural
Challenges To Marriage Laws - Alison Dundes Renteln
Human Rights Dialogue: "Cultural Rights" (Human Rights Dialogue (1994-2005)
Series 2 No. 12 (Spring 2005) - cceia.org
Marriage is a social institution designed to regulate sexual relations, preserve family
ties, and protect the offspring of legal unions, depending on the cultural context. While
many think of marriage as an individual choice motivated by romantic love, in many
cultures marriage is conceptualized differently, such as a way to forge alliances between
Cultural challenges in
end-of-life care: reflections from focus groups' interviews with hospice staff in
Stockholm - Ekblad, S.; Marttila, A.; Emilsson, M. - Journal of Advanced Nursing, Volume
31, Number 3, 1 March 2000
Abstract: Cultural challenges in end-of-life care: reflections from focus groups'
interviews with hospice staff in Stockholm
During the past few decades, Swedish society has changed from a society with a few ethnic
groups to one with over a hundred groups of different ethnic backgrounds, languages and
religions. As society is becoming increasingly multicultural, cultural issues are also
becoming an important feature in health care, particularly in end-of-life care where the
questions of existential nature are of great importance.
However, cultural issues in health care, especially at hospices, have not been studied
sufficiently in Sweden.
The purpose of this study was to gather reflections about cultural issues among hospice
staff after a 3-day seminar in multicultural end-of-life care, by using a qualitative
focus groups method. The 19 participants (majority nurses) were divided into three groups,
one per hospice unit. One of the study's main findings was that to better understand other
cultures it is important to raise awareness about the staff's own culture and to pay
attention to culture especially in the context of the individual. The findings from focus
groups provide insight regarding the need for planning flexible training in cultural
issues to match the needs of the staff at the hospice units studied.