ERIC Number: ED347901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-26
Using Cultural Research Assignments To Help Business Students Become More Culturally Aware.
Winter, Janet K.; And Others
This paper provides some activities that can be used to acquaint business students with the cultural differences that might be encountered in international business situations. Activities described involve: (1) exposing students to cultural differences through the use of foreign art and literature; (2) requiring students to prepare a cultural orientation report on the U.S. through the use of the "Culturgram for the '90s" series from David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies; (3) creating a memorandum on the customs of a potential foreign supplier; (4) planning a dinner party for foreign business visitors to implement what was learned, such as understanding general courtesies and etiquette, diet, and considerations in designing the meal plan; and (5) having students create a training session about inter-cultural communication for business executives who are considering transacting business with people of selected foreign countries. Ideas are also given on ways in which the training sessions can be conducted. (GLR)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Educational Methods, Foreign Culture, Higher Education, International Education, Postsecondary Education, Student Developed Materials, Student Projects
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions (11th, Ypsilanti, MI, March 25-28, 1992).