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Cross-Cultural Communication Matrix

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Cross-Cultural Communication Matrix

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a. Access the Business Around the World information by using the url: http://www.mhhe.com/business/buscom/bcommonline/.
b. Click on the map on the lower left corner of the page. Select three regions of the world to research by clicking on the map. Select one country from each of the three regions you selected to research. The Web site provides you with a good starting point. You may also want to use a general Internet search to find additional information.

Cross Cultural Communication
Country
Preferred communication style
Non-verbal communication practices
Business communication norms
Strategies to increase cross-cultural communication

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The response addresses the queries posted in 462 words in a table with references.

Cross Cultural Communication

Country
Preferred communication style
Non-verbal communication practices
Business communication norms
Strategies to increase cross-cultural communication

Saudi Arabia
Arab's communication style is referred to as elaborate, as they make use of various phrases or idioms while communicating. Therefore, Arabs are said to be expressive. They are said to be extravagant in exaggerating (Saudi Arabian Communication Styles, n.d.). Arabs also rely on non direct communication.
Silence is used as a non verbal communication practice and depicts thoughtful observation. Gestures and facial expressions are important non verbal communication practices. Eye contact also has an important role in Arab communication. If a person maintains eye contact, this depicts his sincerity and truthfulness.
Business should be in coherence to the culture of the country. It is important to make prior appointments for making business dealings. Thursday and Fridays are off in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, business ...

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The response addresses the queries posted in 462 words in a table with references.

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