Questions Chapter 1
1. The United States has long been called a melting
pot. What does this term mean?
The United States is a country of immigrants. It is a
place where people from all over the world come to build
a better lif
Questions Chapter 3
1. Explain how values are formed.
Values are usually shaped by many different internal
and external influences, including family, traditions,
culture, and, more recently, media and the Internet. A
Questions Chapter 5
1. Explain how thought patterns and problem
solving differ in the United States and other
Cultures differ in their values for speech as the
expression of individuality. Speech and self-expression
Questions Chapter 7
1. Explain how the format of business letters
differs in U.S. correspondence and in Latin
Latin America countries prefer the modified block
format, which features the date and closing li
Questions Chapter 9
1. Explain how high-context societies differ from
low-context societies in male/female relationships.
Relationships High Context: Relationships depend on
trust, build up slowly, and are stable. One distingu
Questions Chapter 12
1. Explain the difference between home-country
and host-country laws.
This form of international agreement is extremely
rare as it contractually allows a foreign law to encroach
upon the territory of the h
Questions Chapter 5
1. Explain how language differentiates us as
Language varies according to the social structure of
a local speech community. For example, American English
has varieties, dialects that are subsets of
Questions Chapter 10
1. Give three reasons why global joint ventures
and strategic alliances are increasing.
Joint ventures and strategic alliances force
companies to share revenues and profits, but they also
share the risk of
Questions Chapter 11
1. Why is the selection of the players for the
situation so important?
2. Explain how power and authority affect
3. What roles do interpreters and translator play in
the negotiation process?