The Topangins Are a Minority Group in the Canary Island,
The Topangins are a minority group in the Canary Island, with a set of preferences, attitudes, and taboos, distinct from that of the national culture.Therefore, they are often overlooked when foreign businesses choose to customize their products for the inhabitants of the islands.The Toro-Hessian community is an example of ________.
In an interview, a British journalist asked a German athlete, "Are you a typical German?" When asked to clarify, the journalist explained that a typical German loved machines, worked hard, and was dependable.This is an example of ________.
Which of the following is one of the reasons that language frequently causes miscommunication during international business situations?
A)frequent use of idioms with explanations
B)translating a local language too literally
C)speaking the local language with a native accent
D)conveying information using appropriate body language or symbols
Understanding foreign languages is especially important for international managers because of ________.
A)increased diversity in the global workforce
B)reduced incidence of outsourcing
C)dominance of English in business communication
D)decline in the status of the United States as a superpower