New Directions in Group Communication takes as its mission the setting of the agenda for the study of group communication in the future. It does so by presenting work that scholars have not previously explored in the current small group communication literature. Part I focuses on new theoretical and conceptual directions, both presenting new views and extending current positions. Part II examines new research methodologies, while Part III looks at antecedent factors affecting group communication. Parts IV and V of the text provide insight into both group communication process and practices. Part VI covers different group communication contexts, including communication patterns in top management teams.  

The Effects of Culture and Cultural Diversity on Communication in Work Groups: Synthesizing Vertical and Cultural Differences with a Face-Negotiation Perspective

The Effects of Culture and Cultural Diversity on Communication in Work Groups: Synthesizing Vertical and Cultural Differences with a Face-Negotiation Perspective

The effects of culture and cultural diversity on communication in work groups: Synthesizing vertical and cultural differences with a face-negotiation perspective
John G. Oetzel University of New Mexico

Demographic changes in the United States are changing the face of organizations. If current trends continue, the majority of the net new entrants into organizations in the United States by the year 2020 will be of Latin, Asian, or African decent (listed in descending order) (Judy & D'Amico, 1997). As a result, it is and increasingly will be common for people of different nationalities and ethnicities to work together on a daily basis. These demographic changes, and the ...

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