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Post-Merger Intercultural Communication in Multinational Companies

A Linguistic Analysis

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Christina Burek

In this book, the focus is on post-merger intercultural integration, effective communication between the relevant cultures and the different politeness strategies adopted by them. It is argued that cultural differences are a key issue in misunderstandings and miscommunication, which can affect a smooth post-merger integration, thereby focusing on differences between the Australians, US-Americans, Germans and the Swiss. The research contributes to bridge the gap between pragmatics, sociolinguistics and intercultural management studies. The empirical findings identify a company’s social dimensions and execution skills as strategic sources of competitive advantage in cross-border M&A activity.

BIC Classifications

  • Language (C)
    • linguistics (CF)
      • Sociolinguistics (CFB)
  • Economics, finance, business & management (K)
    • Business & management (KJ)
      • Ownership & organization of enterprises (KJV)
        • Multinationals (KJVG)

BISAC Classifications

  • Business & Economics (BUS)
    • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History (BUS077000)
  • Language Arts & Disciplines (LAN)
    • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General (LAN000000)
    • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies (LAN004000)

THEMA Classifications

  • Language & Linguistics (C)
    • Linguistics (CF)
      • Sociolinguistics (CFB)
  • Reference, Information & Interdisciplinary subjects (G)
    • Interdisciplinary studies (GT)
      • Communication studies (GTC)
  • Economics, Finance, Business & Management (K)
    • Business & Management (KJ)
      • Ownership & organization of enterprises (KJV)
        • Multinationals (KJVG)