The publication is designed to introduce the basic elements of culture and intercultural communication, which affect the business interaction, and, as a consequence, the success of doing business. The authors examine in detail the differences between types of cultures, the features of verbal and non-verbal business communication, and also pay attention to the main aspects of virtual business communication. In addition, the publication focuses on possible problems and barriers of intercultural communication and suggests ways to solve the difficulties that have arisen. To effectively consolidate the theoretical material, practical questions have been developed for each chapter.
The textbook is designed for students and undergraduates studying aspects of business communication, corporate and mass communications, as well as business representatives interested in improving the quality of intercultural business communication.
The article is about the intercultural communication.
The article covers versions of intercultural communication modeling and their implications for intercultural communication discourse modeling. An intercultural communication discourse integrates both elements of an intercultural communication system (Self- Other), and their dynamics. As a result, an intercultural communication discourse model is viewed as a cyclic model of the language personality development.
During the 14th and 15th October 2017, a conference organized by Ben Eklof (Indiana University), Igor Fedyukin (Higher School of Economics (Moscow), Tatiana Saburova (Higher School of Economics, Indiana University), Elena Vishlenkova (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) has been held at the Indiana University Europe Gateway at CIEE Global Institute (Berlin) with the aim to discuss new narratives about the history of Russian education, aroused by James C. Scott’s books, Seeking like a State. How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (1998), in particular on the basis of the concept of “high modernism” in its effort to redesign society and of the role of knowledge in the context of social and economic changes.
Within a brief historical period, BRICS as an inter-State association has become an influential player in the world economy and politics. BRICS is a primarily political entity, and in that regard, the BRICS grouping correlates with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). However, not all the expectations placed on the SCO by the founding countries at the time of its creation in 2001 have been met so far. The question is to what extent expectations may be fulfilled in case of BRICS.
The article identifies the effect of personalization of politics: its definition is given, the determinants and possible consequences are considered. That effect is illustrated by some features in the Asian and European style of modern political leadership.