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Cover for Diversity competence: cultures don't meet, people do.

This book provides a generous amount of theory on intercultural communication and competence in the context of international or multicultural environments. It describes what diversity competence entails and demonstrates how the TOPOI model offers an approach to analysing and addressing potential...

Author(s)
Hoffman, E.; Verdooren, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242409)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diversity-sensitive communication and the TOPOI model.

This chapter focuses on diversity-sensitive communication, which refers to a mindful approach to the differences and similarities as they become apparent in interpersonal communication. The TOPOI model is introduced as a diversity-sensitive tool for identifying and responding to possible...

Author(s)
Hoffman, E.; Verdooren, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242409)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The TOPOI area Tongue: verbal and non-verbal language.

This chapter focuses on the TOPOI area Tongue, which concerns the verbal and non-verbal language in which people express themselves. The chapter discusses the most important differences in the area of verbal and non-verbal language that can surface in interpersonal communication.

Author(s)
Hoffman, E.; Verdooren, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242409)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The TOPOI area Persons: identity and relationship.

This chapter focuses on the TOPOI area Persons, which represents the relationship level in communication, and entails the identities of the conversation partners and their mutual relationship. This area is extremely important for intercultural communication, since people, when it comes to...

Author(s)
Hoffman, E.; Verdooren, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242409)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The TOPOI area Organization.

This chapter focuses on the TOPOI area Organization, which is the institutional context in which interpersonal communication takes place. Different levels (macro, meso and micro) of the institutional context of communication are discussed.

Author(s)
Hoffman, E.; Verdooren, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242409)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The TOPOI area Intentions: motives.

This chapter focuses on the TOPOI area Intentions, which contains people's intrinsic motives when communicating. Two perspectives on people's deeper motives are discussed, trying to illustrate how behind all behaviour lies positive intention. The chapter also reflects on the ways in which people...

Author(s)
Hoffman, E.; Verdooren, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242409)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for TOPOI interventions.

Previous chapters have discussed five TOPOI areas that play a role in communication by creating differences and misunderstandings. The question now is how to deal with situations and interactions that are characterized by interculturality. This chapter discusses communicative strategies or...

Author(s)
Hoffman, E.; Verdooren, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242409)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Applications of the TOPOI model.

This chapter illustrates two practical applications of the TOPOI model for intercultural communication. The first case deals with cultural boundaries impacting the effectiveness of a global team. The second case involves a situation where one party makes unexpected requests.

Author(s)
Hoffman, E.; Verdooren, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242409)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 'Before'.

This chapter commences the three-phase exploration of travel and transformation in a modern, mobile world by observing those experiences/factors 'before' physical travel that may influence the transformation/s that unfold. The chapter considers the influence of (1) travel perceptions, desires,...

Author(s)
Lean, G.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643991)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 'To mix with new people': the surprising day trips of mature Germans.

This chapter presents a case study measuring positive emotions in two day trips organized for mature German adults. The study examines how positive emotions developed as a function of time before, during and after each day trip, and how they were affected by processes such as relationship building, ...

Author(s)
Mitas, O.; Hohn, A.; Nawijn, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390455)
Type
Book chapter

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