Unit 6: International and Cross Cultural Negotiation
Negotiating across national and cultural boundaries raises additional challenges for participants. All of us are a product of the culture and geographical areas in which we were raised and now live. Culture creates biases in our perceptions, motivations, interests, and strategies, which may give rise to a host of conflicts in the negotiating process. Aspects of culture that may affect negotiations include such things as language, dialect, societal norms, business etiquette, religion, values, cuisine, hygiene, comfort, and personal preferences. International negotiations are also often impacted by historical events, nationalism, legal restrictions, tariffs, geographic distance, topographic conditions, multilateral alliances, and political conflicts.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 23 hours.