ERIC Number: EJ1095375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
The Englishnization of Business: Does This Help or Hinder Teaching Global Business?
Cavaliere, Frank J.; Glasscock, Kip; Sen, Kabir C.
Education, v135 n2 p161-168 Win 2014
Globalization has been one of the most important movements in business since the end of World War II. The business education establishment, as represented by the AACSB accreditation agency, has been struggling to get its member schools to properly prepare their graduates for this new global business environment. It has generally been conceded that American business executives have an advantage because business people around the world have made English the de facto language of business. The term "Englishnization" has been adopted to describe a movement that originated in Japan for non-English speaking companies to aggressively adopt English in their workplaces. This article questions whether this is an advantage or a disadvantage to American companies and business educators as they endeavor to compete in the increasingly global arena.
Descriptors: Business Communication, Business Administration Education, Global Approach, English (Second Language), Language Role, Second Language Learning, Work Environment, Language Usage, Corporations, Foreign Countries, Business Education Teachers, Business English, International Trade
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Japan