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ERIC Number: ED135029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 20
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Intercultural Communication Problems of American Expatriate Businessmen in Paris.
Dudley, Juanita
In order to discover whether--and what--intercultural communication problems persist in businesses with headquarters in the United States and branches in another highly developed country, 12 Americans affiliated with Paris branches of United States businesses and two French executives of American firms were interviewed in Paris. This paper discusses the findings regarding motivation for working in France, spouse and family concerns, distance from United States headquarters, geographical location of Paris residence, disparate degrees of formality of the French and the Americans, impressions of salient differences in French and American styles of communication in oral discussions and in report writing, and perceived differences in French and American advertising strategy. Responses to questions indicated that few of the 12 Americans find their communication problems exacerbating but that the two Frenchmen are considerably exercised about certain differences between the two nationalities. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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