Chinese and Western business cultures

a comparison and contrast

Publisher: Peter Lang in Frankfurt am Main, New York

Written in English
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  • China,
  • China.,
  • Germany.


  • Business communication -- China.,
  • Business communication -- Germany.,
  • Corporate culture -- China.,
  • Corporate culture -- Germany.,
  • Civilization, Western.,
  • Intercultural communication.,
  • China -- Civilization.

Edition Notes

StatementMichael B. Hinner (ed.).
SeriesFreiberger Beiträge zur interkulturellen und Wirtschaftskommunikation ;, Bd. 2
ContributionsHinner, Michael Bernhard.
LC ClassificationsHF5718.2.C6 C45 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3431693M
ISBN 100820476994
LC Control Number2005057510

The Difference Between Chinese and Western Negotiations. It is unrealistic to assume that one negotiation style fits all cultures. which might influence Chinese-Western business. In Chinese, the development of long term business relationships is referred to as Guanxi. The concept works in both Western and Eastern cultures, however the difference exists in how it is actually performed. For example businesses in the Western world do not, typically, involve the exchange of gifts. Chinese influence on Japanese culture refers to the impact of continental Asian influences transmitted through or originating in China on Japanese institutions, culture, language and se pop culture has become famous internationally through anime and manga, but older elements of its culture such as Daoism/Taoism, Buddhism, astronomy and language, have been influenced by China.   Chinese Vendors Don’t Like Direct Instructions. People in Chinese culture are not strict when it comes to detail. This can be potentially problematic when instructions need to be followed clearly. Western cultures embrace clear and direct instructions. It requires no memorization, little thinking and less room for misinterpretation or mistakes.

The book has its primary focus on ties between Europe and the rest of the world and the growing Chinese impact on the world during the age of innovation and improvisation. Brook argues that globalization, which is believed to have begun in the twentieth and twenty-first century had its roots in the seventeenth century.

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Due to China’s growing importance in today’s world, it is imperative to obtain some insights into Chinese culture in order to begin to understand Chinese business practices.

By examining the issue from a Western and a Chinese perspective, a more comprehensive view becomes : Paperback. The book itself is getting dated, and the Chinese are becoming more Westernized in their business interactions.

However, it cannot be understated that any attempt by a Western business executive to show respect for the traditions, history and culture of China will go a long way to building by: Hinner (business English and communication, intercultural communication, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and Dresden International U.) presents a collection of seven articles exploring differences and similarities in Chinese and Western business practices.

Written by Chinese and German graduate students attending Freiburg U., the papers explore. East Vs West Business Practices (And What Westerners Can Learn in China) Michael Michelini Last Updated: J Blog, Business, Culture 3 Comments Based on our wildly popular blog posts on differences between Eastern and Western culture in terms of education, we have written this on the business side of things, enjoy.

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Cheng Hing Han, experienced executive whose expertise is helping businesses break into new markets, has shared his view on the main differences between Western and Eastern business cultures, in a speech at Singapore Management University (SMU).

First of all, “straight talk” is disliked and avoided in Eastern culture, as it brings forth a. Cross-Cultural Values Comparison between Chinese and Sub-Saharan Africans These values distinguish them not only from African or Western cultures, but also from other Eastern cultures such as Japanese or Korean culture.

norms of Chinese interpersonal behaviour in business and daily life. Collectivism vs. Individualism. Six Brilliant Illustrations of Chinese and Western Cultural Differences The Chinese-born German artist Yang Lin explores how her two cultures part ways in a Author: Matt Schiavenza.

The Chinese-born founder of a well-known technology company recently made a distinction between Western and Chinese business cultures. In the West, he said, the focus was on “covering your ass.

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Chinese and Western diet cultures, and further expounds the long-standing exchanges and collisions between Chinese and Western diet culture differences so as to reveal the development status and existing problems of international business activities under the diet culture differences.

The study is aimed to provide certain referencesFile Size: KB. Chinese business contacts are mostly referrals but because of the internet accessibility and the competitive nature of Chinese businesses, cold calls, and direct contacts are accepted.

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Hinner. The difference in the mode of thinking Culture has an effect on people’s view and cognition. Different countries have different cultures. So, the difference in people’s thinking way must exist. You can easily find such difference between Chinese culture and western culture.

The Chinese refer to their country as the Middle Kingdom, which indicates how central they have felt themselves to be throughout history. While there are cultural and linguistic variations in different regions, the culture is relatively uniform for such a large country. There are fifty-five minority groups in the more remote regions of the.

Chinese business culture and etiquette can be a little different than Western business practices. As you start or expand your business in China, it is important to have at least a basic understanding of Chinese business etiquette.

Knowing and practicing common customs will also help you relax, avoid embarrassment, and focus on building success.

fundamental in a culture. The same is true of business, because economic survival is at stake. Business practices are shaped by deeply-held cultural attitudes toward work, power, trust, wealth—and communication. Communication is fundamental in business, because business is a collaborative Size: 84KB.

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Chinese culture (simplified Chinese: 中华文化; traditional Chinese: 中華文化; pinyin: Zhōnghuá wénhuà) is one of the world's oldest cultures, originating thousands of years ago. The area over which the culture prevails covers a large geographical region in East Asia and is extremely diverse and varying, with customs and traditions varying greatly between provinces, cities, and even.

There are a lot, but i would like to think of them in some concise words: 1. Perhaps the biggest is the individualism VS collectivism. Chinese believe the collective goods is the prerequisites to ensure freedom and development of individuals.

It e. Books shelved as western-culture-assignments: Candide and Other Stories by Voltaire, Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings by René Descartes, The E. The impact of Chinese culture can be felt in all areas of business and management in China, from Chinese firms to Western companies.

This edited volume integrates contributions from multiple disciplines and countries, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, France, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. More than merely a compendium of how-to-do-business-in.

Chinese business people take multiple days, numerous meetings, and even other events to determine if a business deal or agreement will be accepted. Patience on the behalf of the American business person is imperative in regards to the style of business meetings, the File Size: KB.

Thanks to its unique location and history, Hong Kong is a melting pot of eastern and western cultures. Traditional and modern, old and new merge to create Hong Kong's distinctive culture. Cultural Notes on Chinese Business Negotiation 2 Second, China’s contemporary guo qing has greatly affected the way business is conducted between Chinese and foreign firms.

For instance, one element of China’s guo qing is lack of economic and social development due to foreign invasions and exploitation in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the military and political movements that File Size: KB.

There is one thing I noticed. Westerner think white is white and black is Chinese are more fond of grey,it can be descripted as white or black when it need to to stand in the midle of black and white.

Inside Chinese Business makes sense of many observed practices and illuminates a light bulb of understanding about many situations. Keep in mind that this book is only a basic introduction and is not intended for those seeking a more advanced study of Chinese business culture.

But for the newcomer, Inside Chinese Business is well worth reading. The Chinese business culture is very different from Western business cultures and, in addition, it also differs from one Chinese region to another. Doing business with China and in China is certainly a time and resources demanding undertaking for any foreign individual or company.

File Size: 66KB. China's business culture and etiquette is very much different from Western business practice. There are some critical factors for Chinese business meeting etiquette you should keep in mind when doing business with Chinese. The Chinese value punctuality, so arrive on time or even slightly early for meetings or other occasions.

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In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Egyptian, and Tibetan medicine, the book includes essays on comparing Chinese and.The first part of this chapter covers the development of Chinese ethical business culture and the impact of historical, cultural, economic, and political factors.

It discusses the profound influence on ethical business environment and ethics of Confucian philosophy, Communist ideology, and .