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Multi-cultural Work Environment - North American and Middle Eastern Arab communities have potential research professionals within Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and other Arab countries who are hired by various multinational companies from the western part of the world. These professionals only get their chance to develop and excel in innovating products; let it be computer science or other researches, when they are recruited to United States or Europe. At the same time it is very relevant to focus on the upcoming trends in global research and development arena....   [tags: multicultural teams, arab communities]
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Knowledge Sharing in a Multi-cultural Setting - In recent decades, the importance of knowledge management to an organization has been recognized by the society, and leaders are more likely to introduce it into the management systems of their organizations, yet Wang and Noe (2010) claimed that the success of knowledge management initially depended on knowledge sharing, which was the fundamental of communication between employees. Hence, these questions will be aroused that what can influence knowledge sharing and how it can be influenced. This paper will have a comparative review of two published studies, which are Knowledge sharing in a multi-cultural setting: a case study (Ford & Chan, 2003) and Knowledge sharing and team trustworthiness...   [tags: Comparative, Knowledge Management] 1002 words
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Cultural Intelligence in the Workspace - Cultural intelligence (CQ) is defined as an individual’s capability to adapt and function in situations that involves new cultural setting. CQ is regarded a useful tool as it can allow an individual to work in effectively multi-cultural settings. An individual can develop CQ competencies through personal experiences such as travelling/studying abroad, working in a firm that is established from a culture different from their own and also studying the many ways people of different cultures function....   [tags: multi-cultural settings, human resource analysis]
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Identity Vs Identification: The Naqib and Women's Access to Public Services - As a multi-cultural society, Canada by definition must embrace attitudes and beliefs that are difficult to integrate into public society and/or held by a minority of the population. Our nation's laws and services are beholden to no particular belief system, and when religious doctrine runs counter to those policies every effort should be made to accommodate. However, if such accommodation is not possible, it is the dogma which must give way, and the Islamic custom of the niqab - which covers all of a woman's face but for her eyes - is no exception....   [tags: Canada's multi-cultural society]
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Personal Academic Accomplishments - I have been fortunate to have lived in different countries; my multi-cultural background has given me insight into different perspectives and opportunities to learn several languages. I have grown up in Malta and spent many long summer breaks with my family based in the UK and visiting US. Finally, my holidays in Libya have exposed me to yet another cultural milieu which has enriched me as a person. These experiences have not only given me a wider appreciation of different cultures and political systems, but has spurred me on to explore higher education in the UK to study business and management....   [tags: multi-cultural, business, volunteer] 544 words
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Administrators and Special School Personnel - Introduction Growing diversity in the United States has the public school system striving to set goals and practices to effectively deliver a multicultural program that shows the commitment of each school personnel to reflect the cultural diversity of its student body. When establishing these goals and standards, it is important to remember that a successful multicultural education program takes more than just dedication from classroom teachers. In fact, a responsive multicultural education program requires participation and dedication from a diverse group including administrators, general and special educators, media specialists, counselors, and specialists....   [tags: diversity, multi cultural programs]
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To Date or Not to Date a Multicultural Girl - To date or not to date a multicultural girl. That is the question. Nowadays, one of the hardest things to do in our lives is to find the right girl for us. We all know that we live in a ethnic country, that racism doesn’t have a meaning anymore. Junot Diaz is a Dominican-American writer who wrote “How to date a brown girl, black girl, white girl, or a halfie”, which the textual analysis of its contain a Multicultural. In this story we can point out to so many different parts, which he talks about how to date a multicultural girl....   [tags: Ethnicities, Racism, Multi Cultural]
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Cape Town, South Africa - Introduction Cape Town, the legislative capital of South Africa, was well-known as a multi-cultural and multi-racial port city. With the complexity in races, there has been a long history of racial segregation starting from the 19th century. Provided with a colonial history started by the Dutch from 1652 and ended with the British in 1910, the urban form of this ex-colonial city deserves careful analysis. In the following essay, the urban form of Cape Town will be analyzed starting from different perspectives....   [tags: muti-cultural, multi-rcial city]
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Cultural Observations From A Somalian-American - Did you ever know that every country has different cultural values and norms that may cause misunderstanding among cultures around the globe. Of course, I didn’t really know that till I migrated from my country to the USA. A long time ago, I believed that the world was filled with homogenous societies which are based upon one culture only and that culture must be my own culture which I must follow as the ethnocentric standard to all other nations in the world. But later, I had experienced living in multi cultural communities and different continents around the globe, such as Africa and Asia, where getting involved in other people’s lives is very common....   [tags: Cultural Issues] 1898 words
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The Need for Cross-Cultural Communication and Respect in Australia - Australia is a country made up of a diverse and multi-cultural population derived from different backgrounds and beliefs. In Australia there are issues of cross-cultural conflict in everyday lives, as well as in working environments. Issues of cross-cultural conflict include communication, cultures, religion and non-verbal behaviours. Without an understanding of conflicts, misunderstandings in the wider community can occur. Language can cause a cross cultural conflict in the workplace among workers as they may not understand what instructions have been given and as a result miscommunication issues arise....   [tags: cross cultural conflict ]
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Pros and Cons of Living in a Multi-Ethnic Society - A multi-ethnic society is a society which includes people from a variety of different races, religions, cultures, backgrounds etc. Multi-ethnic societies can have many negative and positive effects which I am going to explain in the following paragraphs. The benefits of living in a multi-ethnic society are that you get to meet new people and learn interesting things about them. People get a chance to understand others and realise they’re equal to us. It makes people less ignorant and alters stereotypical views they may have had beforehand from media influence or friends/relatives....   [tags: culture, diversity] 1154 words
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May: A Multi-Faceted Monster - Childhood is the foundation of stable mental bases. If not provided adequate amounts of nourishment, the disruption of sanity can be inevitable. The effects of this malnourishment are clearly highlighted by the character May, in Lucky McKee’s aptly named movie May. May is the tragic story of a girl ostracized as a child and left friendless and socially crippled. This movie illustrates a multi-faceted monster. It shows a monster created out of difference, a monster of homicidal proportions, and focused mainly on the true monster of isolation....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Cultural Safety in Clinical Practice - In the perspective of cultural safety, culture is broadly defined to include ethnicity, customs, tradition, beliefs and values as well as socioeconomic status, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, ethnic/immigration status, values and disabilities (NCNZ, 2011). Culture is about ways of doing things and it can be learned and changed (Jarvis, 2012). Ethnicity on the other hand a is a form of identification or belonging to a social group bonded by common history and cultural tradition hence, people of the same ethnicity may share a common language, religion, food, dress, and have a common sense of identity....   [tags: nursing, healthcare professionals]
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Transracial Adoption: It's Multi-Categorical Controversies in Society - Transracial Adoption: It's Multi-Categorical Controversies in Society There are many people in this world who have been adopted and there has always been controversy as to the ethnicity of the family adopting and the adoptee and what exactly should be done about the process of picking out a family for the young child. Many people argue that as long as the child is being adopted into a loving, caring, nurturing home that ethnicity should have no contributing factor while choosing families. However, I believe the exact opposite....   [tags: sociology, psychology]
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American Cultural Values - Do you ever know that every country has different cultural values and norms that may cause misunderstanding among cultures of around the globe. Of course, I didn’t know that unless I migrated from my country to the USA. Before long time ago, I believed that the world wide is homogenous societies which based upon one culture only and that culture must be my culture as ethnocentrism to all other nations. After I had experienced living in multi cultural communities and different continents around the globe, such as Africa and Asia, where getting involved in other people live are a very common....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 1344 words
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Islam as a Cultural Heritage in Hong Kong - Islam Culture Islam culture has not been very popular in Hong Kong. It has been always viewed by the public as an ethnic minorities’ religion and separated from our society. However, people have been ignoring the fact that this culture have established in Hong Kong for a long time. Back to the early 19th century, South Asian sailors and merchants were brought to Hong Kong by Europeans and they have started to promote this religion to people here (O'Connor, 2012).Since then, the Muslims have becoming part of our society and the Islam culture have been laying its roots under Hong Kong’s ground....   [tags: Ethnic Minorities Religion, Islam Culture]
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The Social and Cultural Changes in the Sixties - The Social and Cultural Changes in the Sixties There was undoubtedly a significant social and cultural change in the sixties. The 60’s represents a year of social and cultural liberation from the old ways of the 40’s and the 50’s because there was more affluence, consumer goods i.e. televisions and radios, increase in education i.e. 22 more universities were established and saw the emergence of comprehensive schools, sexual liberation, immigration and women’s rights....   [tags: Papers] 907 words
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Cultural Diversity and Defining Abnormality - Cultural Diversity and Defining Abnormality All ways of defining of abnormality are limited to a certain extent by cultural variations. This makes it difficult for psychologists to be sure that their definition technique would be effective and accurate in diagnosing all cases of abnormality. The main issue for psychologists regarding cultural diversity is that what may be considered normal in one place may be abnormal in another and therefore psychologist must consider this fact before making a diagnosis....   [tags: Papers] 594 words
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Learning Disabilities as a Cultural Construct - While perceptions of learning disabilities (LD) may vary according to country, culture, and teachers, it is often necessary to diagnose students in order to receive funding for services. It can be helpful to recognize those learning disabilities that students may have in order to provide extra assistance when necessary. It would be advantageous, too, if wide recognition of LD could take away the stigma that is often present. However, since LD is a multi-faceted topic, labeling often carries a negative connotation and can lead to ostracizing of students....   [tags: Education]
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Memories and Christian Boltanski - Christian Boltanski, as an artist, has placed an importance on the theme of memories and how they can be used to suppress the idea of despair. Memories are seen as a powerful tool in order to diffuse these ideas of despair and disillusionment in a modern world. A large portion of humanity has learned to base most of their individual identities on collective experiences as a whole. Much of Boltanski’s work explores how some of that individualism gets lost within shared experiences through the concept of memory....   [tags: artist, multi-media, records, reality]
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Papuan's Cultural Tourism Potential - THE DEVELOPMENT OF PAPUAN’S CULTURAL TOURISM POTENTIAL Papua is one of Province located in the eastern of Indonesia. This eastern country has a unique variety which different among all regions. Diverse of ethnicities, cultures, race, languages, handicrafts, and nature, is a treasure of this “Heaven Land” which is still unknown to many people around the world. Why should we develop Papuan’s cultural tourism potential?, As an indigenous people that is our responsible to protect, develop, and introduce our cultural potential....   [tags: tourist, travel, indonesia] 2270 words
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The Making of the Multi-Ethnic American City from the 1880s to the 1920s - The Making of the Multi-Ethnic American City from the 1880s to the 1920s The United States has always been a nation made up of many nationalities. In little more than two hundred years of its existence, it has taken more than 55 million people, from nearly every corner of the world. People of different countries have brought varied ideas about religion, politics, tradition, and custom to American shores. At the beginning of the twentieth century a Jew immigrant from England, Israel Zangwill, wrote a play entitled "The Melting Pot"....   [tags: Papers] 2071 words
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Cross Cultural Business Experience In Middle East - 1. Introduction Almost everyone in business these days is working in some type of multi-cultural environment - at the office or with customers & colleagues around the world. Dealing in a multi-cultural environment requires proper understanding of basic etiquette at work, communication processes and behavioral aspects. All communication is cultural. It draws on ways we have learned to speak and give nonverbal messages. We do not always communicate the same way from day to day, since factors like context, individual personality, and mood interact with the variety of cultural influences we have internalized that influence our choices....   [tags: International Business Globalization] 1344 words
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The Importance of Cultural Diversity Within Organizations - When discussion is raised in relation to diversity, society talks about the group who possess individual qualities that are diverse from other individual’s traits. Diversity is the uniqueness, which every employee brings to the workplace in an organization or establishment. Examples of differences include nationality, belief, disabilities, physical appearance, race, gender, age, educational background, sexual orientation, and work experience, social and family status. At the workplace, valuing diversity means creating a work environment that respects and includes various individuals, by maximizing the potential of all employees or in which every employee feels integrated within the organizat...   [tags: Multicultural Structure]
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Cultural Diversity in New York City - “Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character,” affirmed Julie Bishop. From my perception, New York City is one of the most densely inhabited metropolitan collection of cultural diversity in the world in which structures our temperament. New York City applies an imperative influence upon trade, economics, mass communication, skill, style, and education. Frequently it is known that New York City is a crucial core for global politics and has been depicted as the ethnic headquarters of the globe....   [tags: melting pot of cultures] 1070 words
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The Chaos of the Melting Pot: Multiculturalism in Bharati Mukherjee’s Fiction - Bharati Mukherjee has distinguished herself among the ground-breaking novelists in the genre of diasporic Indian literature. Her account of the experience of the diaspora and its effect upon women provide the readers with an insight into the lives of South-Asians who currently reside in the United States. This paper aims to study how Bharati Mukherjee has captured the chaos of the Melting Pot about the Indian immigrant experiences in America in her short stories and novels. The longing for the security of home and comfort of their own culture creates a conflict known only to those born in the third world, burdened with the choice of living in the West....   [tags: cultural diversity, ethnic societies]
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Grief from a Cross-Cultural Perspective - Grief is a multi-faceted response to loss. Although primarily focused on the emotional reaction to loss, it also carries a physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical connotation. Doctor Elisabeth Kübler-Ross introduced the idea of the stages of grief in her 1969 book, On Death and Dying. Although it has received much criticism since then, the Kübler-Ross model remains to be the most widely accepted model of grief today. However, as most psychological research conducted in the 20th century was based on people living in the North America and Western Europe, the Kübler-Ross model could be culturally biased....   [tags: On Death and Dying, Mourning, Loss, Islam] 1586 words
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Corporate Social Responsibility at Bread Talk - ... Applying this to the research case, by committing to more CSR initiatives, this in return attracts employees of same beliefs and values to BreadTalk which then increases organization commitment and improves organization behaviour. The strong emphasis on CSR in BreadTalk allows individuals to develop self-concept; it is an underlying force that motivates employee’s behaviour to align with BreadTalk’s values. This creates a multiplier effect, resulting employees to feel belonged and this increases the willingness to put in work effort....   [tags: cultural differences, sustainable business]
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Cameron's Crusade by Daniel Hannan - The context of today's society is one of increased pressure to bow to culturally diverse traditions and principles. Although this movement has had a positive effect in its admonishment of bigotry and racism, it has presented a conundrum regarding the best way to manage issues that stem from a clash of cultures. On February 5, 2011, British Prime Minister David Cameron gave a speech at the Munich Security Conference, drawing attention to failure of “state multi-culturalism.” His speech has prompted debate world-wide and inspired numerous articles both defending and denouncing the Prime Minister's views....   [tags: Cultural Diversity, Society] 949 words
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The Cultural Politics of Pokemon Capitalism - The Cultural Politics of Pokemon Capitalism It is fall 1999 and a jet from Japan has just pulled up to its berth at LAX airport in Los Angeles. Immediately a crowd of kids excitedly gathers by the window to view what appears to be a huge flying Pikachu: the yellowy cute, electrically charged mouse-type pocket monster of what was then the biggest kid’s craze of the decade, Pokemon. Even parents recognize this iconic figure, familiar as they are with the basics of the phenomenon. Starting out as a gameboy game in Japan in 1996, it grew quickly to a multi-stranded empire: comic books, cartoon, movies, trading cards, toy figures, video games, tie-in merchandise....   [tags: Entertainment Games Collectors Papers] 2705 words
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The Transcendence of Cultural Barriers Through The History of Sports - Even though not every person likes sports, sports transcend all cultural boundaries because the history of sport dates back to the dawn of humanity. The ideology of sports transcending cultural barriers exists in the world today. As evident in the Olympics and several other sporting games across the world which unite a diverse culture range we can look at the empirical evidence as proof of such ideas. The impact of sports reaches much further than serving as entertainment or recreation. Some people argue the notion of cultural imperialism over cultural transcendence in relation to the history of sports....   [tags: Sports ]
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Social, Cultural and Ethical Issues Relevant to Tesco Plc's Operation - Social, Cultural and Ethical Issues Relevant to Tesco Plc's Operation There are many different factors which affect the way companies operate and the policies they adopt. This essay will investigate and outline some of the different social, cultural and ethical issues which are relevant to Tesco Plc’s operation. This essay will begin by investigating into social attitudes of the customers and also the social trends of customers which affect the company’s social policies....   [tags: Business Management Ethics Culture] 1475 words
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District 9: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing - Lights, cameras, action; is all in which a movie is processed when viewed my others through millions of pixels of film. The critical evaluation of the movie is only seen through the eyes of those who think deep within the overall picture. District 9 is the perfect movie to correlate to the readings that is comprised to be read in American Cultural Studies. There are readings throughout the assigned book Rereading America that will relate to scenes in the film District 9. It will inform, as printed on the cover, how the readings and scenes provide a substance for cultural contexts for critical thinking and writing....   [tags: race, social classes, gender, culture] 1178 words
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Cultural Competency in the Workplace - Today’s management in the workforce is composed of all types of people verses thirty years ago when white males held a majority of upper-management positions in companies. These positions are now held by a mixture of ethnic back grounds and women who hold just as many if not more management positions then men. Just by looking at the changes in management demographics shows how important it is for people to understand cultural competency in the workplace. Dr. Roosevelt Thomas Jr. (1999) stated, “Diversity is the collective mixture of whomever we have in our workforce characterized by their differences and similarities” (p.11)....   [tags: Managing Racial Diversity] 1193 words
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Relationship Between Blues and the Working Class in Ishmael Reed's Blues City - Ishmael Reed, in ‘Blues City’ gives an account of the realms of ethnic diversity, cultural rivalries, the capitalism philosophy, and the interrelationship between blues and the working class. Oakland, often viewed as a sister to San Francisco across the Bay, is one of the most unique cities in the America. It is the home to dozens of artists, blue-collar workers, the Black Panther community, and a vibrant rustic and yet industrial town. Due to Oakland's bad reputation, Reeds in 1979 expressed his reservations when his shallow pockets forced him and his wife to find a house in Oakland....   [tags: cultural diversity, black panthers, oakland]
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Government and Politics - Cultural Purification and Discriminatory English Only Laws - Cultural Purification and Discriminatory English Only Laws With continued diversity, stemming from immigration into the United States, the languages spoken here are continually transforming. Cultural misunderstandings and a lack of education on multi-lingualism have caused injustices inflicted on entire groups of people. Historical ideologies on what a "pure" American language should be has resulted in discriminatory "English Only" laws and other programs aimed at "cleansing" the American culture....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 873 words
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Equality for Non-English Speaking Students - Living in California comes with a social-cultural belief that the only approved and acceptable language to be spoken is English. Looking at our schools and diversely multi-cultural society it’s quite the opposite. From an education perspective we see the influx of languages and students either born or migrating to America. Most non-English speaking children today are now born within the United States. Our civil rights state that we are equal in human rights to receive the same treatment even in educational programs....   [tags: Cultural Beliefs, English, Primary Language]
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Cultural Fusions - "I felt expansion, as if the world was branching out in shoots. I felt smallness, how the Earth divided into bits and kept dividing" writes Louise Erdrich in "Love Medicine." This seemingly paradoxical epiphany, as experienced by Lipsha Morrissey, captures the emotional traumas faced by those who are on the quest for self-identity. During our lifetimes, we all undergo spiritual discovery and development that shape our beliefs and values. Erdrich reveals the burden of this daunting task on multiethnic individuals, such as the Chippewa people who are "heavily mixed with French and Cree" (Coltelli)....   [tags: American Literature] 1120 words
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Cultural Literacy According To E.d. Hirsch - According to E.D. Hirsch, to be culturally literate is to possess the basic information to thrive in the modern world. It is the "grasp on the background information that writers and speakers assume their audience already has." In his book, Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, Hirsch sets forth 5,000 essential words and phrases of which each person should be knowledgeable. The list ranges from idioms to mythology, from science to fairy tales. Why has this list prompted a notable debate on our country's educational standards....   [tags: Education Literacy Educational Essays] 923 words
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A Multi-Pronged Attack To Fix a Badly Broken Economic System - It is obvious that we have a problem in this country. With negative savings rates and huge deficits everywhere we look. It is clear that there will not be a silver bullet answer to this question. The problem goes beyond foreclosure. Its more than just the housing industry, its our entire economy, and as we have seen in the past, the World economy. Who is at fault. The home buyers, who take out mortgages to buy luxury items, yes. The bank who gives out these loans, yes. So when we have a situation such as this where both parties are in the wrong who do we look to....   [tags: Economics] 921 words
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Cultural Context & It’s Impact on Promotions for Marketing Campaigns & Strategies - Cultural Context & It’s Impact on Promotions for Marketing Campaigns & Strategies It goes without saying, that the influence of cultural on marketing strategies and campaigns is significant. If a company does not or cannot understand fundamental aspects of culture in a market they are launching or operating a promotional campaign, there is the possibility that the objectives of the promotion may not be realized. Aspects of Culture The significance of cultural context on marketing campaigns and related promotions only intensifies when those programs are expanded to other local markets, regional markets, or foreign markets....   [tags: Marketing ]
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Israel's Land, Culture, History, and Religion - The record of human habitation in Israel is at least 100,000 years, old. Evidence of the domestication of plants and animals can be dated to about 10,000 BC. The State of Israel, an independent nation in southwest Asia, is located between the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea and the Gulf of an arm of the Red Sea. "Israel is considered the Holy Land for Christians, Jews, and Muslims {1}". Which includes religious representation of most of the world's entire population. To reflect on all the different aspects of the cultural and historical geography of Israel would certainly be out of the scope of this tiny paper so, general information will then be discussed below....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]
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The Rise of E-Sports in Korea - ... Gaming popularity is a whole new pedestal in South Korea as Starcraft II, one of the most popular multiplayer online video games, has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and South Korea alone comprises half of that amount in sales (CNN - Starcraft II South Korea). 3. Social Life 3.1 Professional Video Gaming Scene in South Korea Video gaming has become a big part of a South Korean teenagers life. Comparing to US teenagers, who generally talk about TV shows, sports, and each other during their social meets, South Korean teenagers prefer to talk about video games instead....   [tags: multi-player, gaming, addiction] 3104 words
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Hip Hop Music Culture - This essay aims to examine the importance of the Hip-Hop culture in 21st century society. It will begin with consideration of the history of Hip-Hop, discussing its stylistic adaptations, cultural preferences and concerns, referring to the studies of black culture by Ellis Cashmore and Mark Neal. Within this I will explore the ethnicity and authenticity of the culture, with reference to last years Popular Music and its Cultural Context unit. The essay will then move on to evaluate the culture’s relationship with the media, concentrating on the well documented moral panics associated with the culture; I will make particular reference to the theories of Stan Cohen....   [tags: Rap, music and cultural movement]
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Virtual Teams - Cross – Cultural Virtual Teams. Virtual teams unite individuals from different countries to enable their company to obtain a competitive advantage (Vinaja, R. 2003). Multi-cultural concerns in virtual teams may not always be visible but they definitely do transpire (Vinaja, R. 2003). Current research suggests that virtual team failure is directly related to the difficulties of building trust, dealing with communication barriers and cultural differences (Kimble et.al. 2001) The most important issues facing the leaders of cross-cultural virtual teams: Trust: Trust is harder to establish within a virtual team....   [tags: cross-cultural issues, communication breakdown]
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The Cultural and Religious Aspects of China - China is a culturally vibrant country, full of unique costumes and traditions, religions, accustomed social organizations, beautiful arts and literature, and interesting language that make up its diverse culture. It’s a beautiful country to venture and explore getting a taste of their delicious traditional foods and getting to know their people. China is a country full of ancient customs and traditions. The native people are very proud of these customs and traditions. To many of us hearing the word ‘China’ we conjure up thoughts of origami, dragons, pandas, and their distinctive script’ all of which are traditional to china, but it goes a lot deeper than that....   [tags: customs, traditions, festivities] 1425 words
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How Does the Presence of a Confucian Culture Affect the Operation of Democracy? - ... 1 Which is the core of Confusian culture. In recent years the clash between democratic western civilzation and undemocratic civilzations, Confucian in particular has been seen. Huntington states in order for democracy to take roots in a Confucian society, undemocratic elements in Confucianism must be superseded by democratic elements.According to Schumpeter the definition of democracy the democratic method is that institutional arrangement for arriving at political decisions in which individuals acquire the power to decide by means of a competitive struggle for the people’s vote.4 Most Asian countries avocate “Asian vaules” such as Confucianism which has been central to China's politica...   [tags: traditional cultural Asian values]
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A Comparison Between China and The United States - Comparison between Countries There are so many different vacation destinations in the world and the difference of each country attributes. Many countries have its unique features, history, culture, economy and politics. From this it will show the important things about the country itself and the beauty of each country. China is one of the sovereign states and located in East Asia, and one of the most populated countries with 1.35 billion in the world. China is the world's second-largest country by land area and also the third or fourth-largest by total area....   [tags: cultural diversity, communism, democracy] 563 words
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The Impact of Globalization on the Modern Methods of Communication. - ... (Kottak, 26) This system begins to function as a single organism with its own structures and institutions. During this process the problems affecting the foundations of human existence arise, the so-called global problems that cannot be resolved by the local efforts. The process of globalization in the modern civilization has a huge impact on the society in the forms of new values, needs, forms and methods of self-identification of individuals and social groups, the conditions and forms of communications....   [tags: change, cultural innovations, technology] 1187 words
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Learning Guides for Practitioners Working with Children - According to the learning guide 15 and other learning guides, there are emphasis that practitioners working with children, young people and families must have knowledge and awareness of spaces that children and young people occupy. Also practitioners are expected to understand the effect of the spaces on children and young during transitions and be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge to shape their relationships between peers and with adults, to influence their physical, cultural, social interactions and be able to explore different standpoints....   [tags: physical, cultural, social interactions] 1977 words
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