Flashcards in Chapter 2: Cross-Cultural Business Deck (22):
Set of values, beliefs, rules and institutions held by a specified group of people.
A group of people who share a unique way of life within a larger, dominant culture.
Belief that one's own ethnic group or culture is superior to that of others.
Detailed knowledge about a culture that enables a person to work happily and effectively within it.
Components of culture
-Physical and material environments
A cultures fundamental organization including its groups and institutions, its system of social positions and their relationships, and the process by which its resources are distributed.
Collection of two or more people who identify and interact with each other. I.e. family and gender
In extended family cultures, managers and other employees often try to find jobs for relatives inside their own companies.
Process of ranking people into social layers or classes
Ease with which individuals can move up or down a cultures social ladder
System of social stratification in which people are born into a social ranking, or caste, with no opportunity for social mobility.
A class system of social stratification in which personal ability and actions determine social status and mobility.
Departure of highly educated people from one profession, geographic region, or nation to another.
System of conveying thoughts, feelings, knowledge, and information through speech, writing and actions.
Third or "link" language understood by two parties who speak different native languages.
Language communicated through unspoken cues, including hand gestures, facial expressions, physical greetings, eye contact and the manipulation of personal space.
All the technology used in a culture to manufacture goods and provide services.
Anything that represents a cultures way of life, including gestures, material objects, traditions, and concepts. E.g. Bowing
Process whereby cultural traits spread from one culture to another
Replacement of one culture's traditions, folk hero's and artifacts, with substitutes from another.
Framework for studying cultural differences along six dimensions, such as focus on past or future events and belief in individual or group responsibility for personal well-being.