An Improbable Diplomacy: Training Chinese for Effective Intercultural Business
Date of Award
Organiz. & Prof. Communication
Master of Professional Studies
Organiz & Prof Communication
Intercultural training, Chinese overseas businesses, evaluating training design
The field of intercultural training and development has grown exponentially over the last decade and nowhere is the need greater than in China. Chinese businesses have sprung up everywhere and are making a significant impact on global markets. However, there are serious problems and underlying cultural tensions which are not being addressed by many financial analysts. The challenge of conducting intercultural training for Chinese entrepreneurs is an untapped field, yet fraught with difficulties. Employing current andragogy and instructional design methods holds much promise, but are relatively untested in the context of Chinese culture and tradition. This applied Capstone Project attempts to address the issues related to this field and suggest a set of principles and best practices for potential practitioners.
Steel, Geoffrey W., "An Improbable Diplomacy: Training Chinese for Effective Intercultural Business" (2012). University College: Organizational and Professional Communications Capstones. 87.