Cross-cultural communication in multinational companies: Problems and suggestions

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Abstract

This essay discuss about the communication problem, which occurred if the Multinational Companies (MNC's) in Indonesia when hired expatriate from the western countries. The aim of the article is to explain the dilemma in the cross-cultural communication and find the solutions to cope the problem. This article wrote through desk research by reviewing some recent researches and literature study, there are two dimensions of national cultures, individualism versus collectivism. The result found that, managers from Indonesia-based MNC's should understand both dimensions to anticipate the miscommunication between expatriates and the companies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Trends in Social and Behaviour Sciences - Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences 2013, ICIBSoS 2013
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Pages71-75
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781138001213
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science, ICIBSoS 2013 - Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 4 Nov 20135 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameRecent Trends in Social and Behaviour Sciences - Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences 2013, ICIBSoS 2013

Conference

Conference2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science, ICIBSoS 2013
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityJakarta
Period4/11/135/11/13

Keywords

  • Collectivism
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Individualism

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