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International Business Notes: Chapter 2 What Business Culture isn’t? High Culture/Cultra- opera, ballet, sculpture and painting List of cultural habits o Understanding minor habits o Business cards and introductions Cultural Components Culture is Learned o Not genetic o Everything learned beyond the abilities of cavemen o Everything is learned from previous experience of taught by those before us Culture is Interrelated o No cultural traits exist in isolation o Changing small parts of culture can have significant unintended consequences Culture is Shared o Shared behavior patterns of people, not an individual Cultural Dimensions- make culture impossible to avoid/control Psychological Social Historic- never planned; changes and accumulates over time Cultural Trait Stabilizers Verbal communication patterns o Uses language to try and influence cultural thinking Nonverbal communication patterns o More powerful o
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  • Spring '08
  • SWEO
  • significant unintended consequences, social enforcements, High Culture/Cultra- opera, Difficult social enforcements

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