An Analysis of Language and Culture Link-Pins

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)31A_Invited conference paper (refereed items)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2010

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TitleABC Conferences, 75th Annual Convention
PlaceUnited States
CityChicago
Period26 - 30 October 2010

Abstract

This presentation discusses the development a current state of the link-pin concept in business communication theory. Likert originated the concept when he described managers who tied together groups in American organizations. The link-pin was simultaneously a member of two overlapping groups. Du-Babcock and Babcock extended the link-pin concept. They showed how multilinguals connect people speaking different languages in international business communication. In further developing the link-pin concept, link-pins also ca connect people from differing cultural groups. A case study of an American company will be used to demonstrate the cultural link-pin communication process. This case study will show how individuals at the headquarters and in the Japanese country organizations served as language and cultural linkpins.

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An Analysis of Language and Culture Link-Pins. / Babcock, Richard D.; DU BABCOCK, Bertha.

2010. ABC Conferences, 75th Annual Convention, Chicago, United States.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)31A_Invited conference paper (refereed items)peer-review