Intercultural Communication: Business negotiations in Kazakhstan
- 10.2991/icacsei.2013.125How to use a DOI?
- linguistics; intercultural communication; business communication; negotiations; Kazakhstan.
The paper sets forth the need for an increase in research in intercultural business communication in Kazakhstan, particularly business negotiations. The Republic of Kazakhstan is quite a young country which is about 20 years since it has got its independence. It is one of the former USSR countries. Kazakhstan is a multicultural country; there are more than 140 various nationalities that live in peace and agreement. When we speak of various nationalities we mean different cultures, different mentalities, different languages as well as different norms and standards of communication. Hence, living in such a variety of cultures in order to communicate and interact successfully, people improve their intercultural communication skills, literacy and competence. Along with the growth of economics and commerce in Kazakhstan the level of intercultural communication competence increases also. Thus, we can state that people living in a multilingual country obtain high level of intercultural communication skills, as well as intercultural literacy and competence. This is particularly critical for business dealers during their business trips, negotiations, signing agreements and contracts, etc. There are many cases in the world when misunderstandings due to lack of knowledge in the culture of business partners or communicative (cultural) barriers prevent from signing an agreement or even lead to failure of the business. And that is why intercultural communication is such an important and critical subject to study in the business sector nowadays. The paper tries to describe some specific features of Kazakhstani people in business negotiations, provides some cultural values of the Kazakh people and some cases of cultural misunderstandings that resulted in failure of business negotiation.
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TY - CONF AU - Diana Akizhanova PY - 2013/08 DA - 2013/08 TI - Intercultural Communication: Business negotiations in Kazakhstan BT - Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Electronics Information (ICACSEI 2013) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 514 EP - 517 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icacsei.2013.125 DO - 10.2991/icacsei.2013.125 ID - Akizhanova2013/08 ER -