Professional Communication in International S / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $115.03
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 24%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $115.03   
  • New (6) from $115.03   
  • Used (2) from $133.79   


In today's global business environment it is necessary to communicate successfully across cultural boundaries of languages, styles, and values. Professional Communication in International Settings provides a practical way to help individuals deal with a variety of cultural practices by systematically developing their own capacity to learn culturally appropriate behaviors and actions.

  • Proposes a new approach to intercultural communication.
  • Includes training material that illustrates how to effectively develop intercultural communication.
  • Represents the outcome of thirty years of consultation experience as well as six years of research in Hong Kong, Finland, and Beijing.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Scollons have long been leaders in the field of intercultural communication. Now Yuling Pan brings her extensive research and consulting experience to join with them in providing a theoretically sound, methodologically rigorous, and eminently practical approach to business communication in an international environment. Their 'three-cultures' exchange model avoids the common pitfall of binary cultural comparison, and their case history approach demonstrates the effectiveness of using multiple perspectives to address the complexity of real workplace situations. This rich and insightful book will prove invaluable to individuals working in international contexts and the trainers who prepare them, and to anyone who wants a deeper understanding of intercultural communication." Deborah Tannen, author of I Only Say This Because I Love You

"[Professional communication in international settings] is scholarly and extremely informative, yet it is also enjoyable to read with its illuminating examples...This book is a must for business people or professionsal who strive to achieve a better understanding and more effective communication in cross-cultural interactions." Language in Society

"Rich with culture-specific communication examples, the book contributes to our understanding of intercultural communication." Language Policy

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631225089
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Yuling Pan is Managing Director of the Asian Sociocultural Research Projects, as well as Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University. She has trained US diplomats at the Foreign Service Institute of the US State Department and has taught in the United States, China, Hong Kong, and Finland. She is the author of Politeness in Chinese Face-to-Face Interaction (2000).

Suzanne Wong Scollon is Research Coordinator of the Asian Sociocultural Research Projects at Georgetown University.

Ron Scollon is Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. Together, they have written extensively on cross-cultural communication from academic positions in North American universities as well as in Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong. They are the authors of numerous books and articles, including Intercultural Communication: A Discourse Approach (second edition, Blackwell 2001) and Narrative, Literacy, and Face in Interethnic Communication (1997).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Figures.


1.Analyzing Communication in the International Workplace.

2. The Telephone Call: When Technology Intervenes.

3. The Resumé: A Corporate "Trojan Horse".

4. The Presentation: From Dale Carnegie to Ananova the Avatar.

5. The Meeting: Action or Ratification?.

6. The Reflective View: Seeing Ourselves as Others See Us.

Appendices: Reflective Self-Assessment.

1: The Communication Display Portfolio Exchange Planner.

2: Presenting Across Cultures.

3: Suggestions for Users.

Further Reading.



Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)