ERIC Number: ED293309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: 0
A Comprehensive Approach To Teaching Foreign Business Practices.
An approach to teaching foreign business practices combines two common approaches already used. It introduces the student to cultural patterns responsible for the way business is conducted abroad, and makes recommendations concerning appropriate behavior for specific situations. However, it also treats general culture and specific behavior as interrelated facets of a greater whole and emphasizes the client's responsibility to the foreign norms he will encounter. The method has seven stages: (1) familiarization with a cultural pattern shaping behavior and attitudes in the country in question; (2) identification of business traditions, norms, and rituals associated with the pattern; (3) introduction of related attitudes and behaviors; (4) consideration of the client's behavior in situations in which this cultural priority is operating; (5) presentation of situations in which the client must choose between two conflicting behavior patterns, based on consideration of cultural issues; (6) analysis of new behaviors, the possible motivations for them, and strategies to deal with them; and (7) preparation for becoming cultural observers and analysts, unlimited by specific cultural facts. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions. Conference Proceedings; see FL 017 281.