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Cross Cultural Communication
Transcript of Cross Cultural Communication
? Does anyone know where Myanmar is?
Or what the capital city is called? This is the Myanmar Flag The capital city is Rangoon
Ethnic Groups – Burman, Karen, Shan, Rakhine, Mon, Rohingya, Chin, Kachin and other minorities
Population – Just under 55 million
Urban Population – 34%
Labor Force – Agriculture 70%, industry 7% and services 23%
Unemployment rate 5.5%
Schooling – 9 years - post-secondary education is in effect non-existent Social
Number of Internet Users: 110,000
Number of Mobile Phone Users: 1.244 Million
Depleted banking system Environment
Economy poor (32% live in poverty)
Large gap between rich and poor
Often seen as opaque, corrupt and highly inefficient with a week rule of law.
One of the most least developed economies in the world Economy
British rule from 1824 to 1948
Independence from British colonialism on 4th January 1948.
Military Rule from 1962 to 2011
Nominal civilian parliamentary government from March 2011 Political Ana – No English equivalent. It is characterized by a hesitation, reluctance or avoidance, to perform an action based on the fear that it will offend someone or cause someone to lose face, or become embarrassed.
Hpon - translates to "power". It is used as an explanation for the varying degrees of ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender differences between people in a society.
Hpon refers to the cumulative result of past deeds, an idea that power or social position comes from merit earned in previous lives. This idea is used to justify the prevalent view that women are less equal than men, who are considered to have more hpon. Other Communication Styles Cross Cultural Communication Considerations Cross Cultural Communication Styles Other Considerations Ethic Tensions
Freedom of Expression
In your opinion, do you see there being an uneven road to doing business in Burma?