Analysis Of The Book When Cultures Collide

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Lewis model is a chart that explains the world. The book "“When Cultures Collide” explains the model. The book already had two editions. And now in its third edition, has sold more than one million copies since it was first published in 1996 and was called "an authoritative roadmap to navigating the world's economy," by the Wall Street Journal. Lewis plots countries in relation to three categories: 1.Linear-actives; 2.Multi-actives; 3.Reactives.It is very useful to guide people how to know the different country’s people for do business. But I think that it is not a good guide. It’s too simple to divided different countries people into different types. And there is individual and strong subjectivity.it is one-sided. The British linguist Richard Lewis is not a Economics expert. So I think that he doesn’t have professional knowledge. He is not enough to do this model exactly. I will have 3 parts for showing my opinion. Firstly, Linear-actives — those who plan, schedule, organize, pursue action chains, do one thing at a time. Germans and Swiss are in this…show more content…
Italians, Latin Americans and Arabs are members of this group. He says that this categorization of national norms does not change significantly over time. It is just a package of stereotypes. National norms are relates to develop of the country, such as politics, economy and culture. It is changing with politics, economy and culture. If politics of a country are encourage immigrants, then there are more foreigners come in. And the immigrants will bring their culture so that influence other people, then change the national norms. It is not so easy to travel and through a few local people to know some different. It cannot get a complete result. It has to politics, economy and
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