Competence in communicating across cultures is a prerequisite for success in today's fast-changing global community. In Intercultural Communication, the authors draw on their deep intercultural experience to show us how to build successful communication bridges across diverse cultures.

The book explores various theoretical positions on global communication ethics and norms by providing an overview of the contemporary socio-cultural situation and seeking ways in which common ground may be found between these different positions.

The authors raise points of critical reflection on intercultural events and issues in various areas of communication including health, work, environment and education. The book also covers a range of issues, from the interactions of various cultures to the expansion of social organizations and the growing global infrastructure.

By integrating ‘glocal’ perspectives in intercultural communication, the book addresses the long-term strategy of developing a global community without sacrificing indigenous local values.

Intercultural Communication in the Global Workplace

Intercultural communication in the global workplace

Judaism: ‘What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour: that is the whole of the Torah; all the rest is commentary.’ Talmud, Shabbat, 31a


Today's global economy can best be characterized as an international system of economic interdependence whereby many countries have come together to transact or engage in ‘business beyond borders’. Trading of goods and services has become reciprocal as no country is self-sufficient. This changing atmosphere, particularly in an age of globalization, has witnessed a growing pattern of acquisitions, alliances and mergers for economic survival. This dramatic change, however, has had a profound impact on the global workplace as evidenced by an increasingly diverse workforce. As a result, corporations are ...

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