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Increasing Your Cultural Awareness


Peter Harris


New York Institute of Technology

William Stahlin


Stevens Institute of Technology - Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management

January 10, 2013

Howe School Research Paper No. 2013-3

Abstract:     
The world has become increasingly interrelated in the past three decades. Technology and the internet have dramatically facilitated communications, there is increased foreign investment, global trade barriers have been minimized and there is increasing outsourcing of work. As Thomas Friedman says "the playing field is flattening."

In order to service clients and subsidiaries in all parts of the world, CPAs need to know how to deal effectively with those from other cultures. They may even be resident in different countries. According to the 2010 census, 13% of the US population is foreign born. Understanding how cultures differ can enable us to interact more effectively with those from other cultural backgrounds.

This article will focus on several areas of cultural differences. The intent is to make the reader more aware of these differences and to heighten cultural awareness and sensitivity.

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Date posted: April 11, 2013 ; Last revised: December 6, 2013

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Harris, Peter and Stahlin, William, Increasing Your Cultural Awareness (January 10, 2013). Howe School Research Paper No. 2013-3. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2248143 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2248143

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Peter Harris
New York Institute of Technology ( email )
Kingdom of Bahrain
New York, NY 10023
United States
William Stahlin (Contact Author)
Stevens Institute of Technology - Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management ( email )
Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States

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