The applicability of Western socio-legal frameworks to the study of negotiation in Chinese society
Chung, Mona and Ingleby, Richard 2011, The applicability of Western socio-legal frameworks to the study of negotiation in Chinese society, Journal of higher education policy and management, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 169-177.
Theoretical frameworks for the examination of negotiation generated by Western academics do not easily translate to Chinese society because of fundamental differences between Western and Chinese society. Attempts to study negotiation in Chinese society and to improve negotiation between Chinese and Western business people are themselves constrained by cross-cultural differences. Extended immersion of Western academics in Chinese settings and the involvement of cross-cultural specialists is required to advance understanding of cross-cultural negotiation. There is enormous potential for improved understanding of cross-cultural dynamics and development of innovative teaching methodologies if institutional and personal cooperation can be secured. Cross-cultural negotiation as a useful tool in socio-legal framework and/or higher education administration is important especially in the current environment for the Australian education export market.
Field of Research
130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Socio Economic Objective
959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified