Email Communication Styles across Cultures

Holtbrügge D, Berning SC (2017)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Book chapter / Article in edited volumes

Publication year: 2017

Publisher: Wiley

Edited Volumes: The International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication

Pages Range: 1-5

DOI: 10.1002/9781118783665.ieicc0246


Email communication is recognized as the most often used communication method in international companies' operations. This computer‐mediated communication technology constitutes a further layer of intercultural communication in the global workplace. Variations in email communication styles exist due to cultural differences and can be explained by E. T. Hall's dimensions of context, time, and space orientation. Particularly, cultural background has a significant impact on the preference for formalness, promptness, preciseness, task orientation, and relationship‐relatedness in email communication

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Holtbrügge, D., & Berning, S.C. (2017). Email Communication Styles across Cultures. In Young Yun Kim (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication. (pp. 1-5). Wiley.


Holtbrügge, Dirk, and Sue Claire Berning. "Email Communication Styles across Cultures." The International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication. Ed. Young Yun Kim, Wiley, 2017. 1-5.

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