Playing the Way to Shared Understanding
The introduction to Volume 1, Chapter 2 in this collection (“Intercultural Communication in Selection Interviews,” by Choon-Hwa Lim, Meena Chavan and Lucy Taksa) discusses how the meaning of words is generated contextually and depends on their use. Lim et al.’s study is a description and analysis of a particular context for cross-cultural communication. In the present chapter, Leigh has cunningly created a “live” case study of individuals’ interpretations of their experiences of simulation games. She demonstrates thereby how case studies convey more meaning than is confined in the actual words that describe them.
KeywordsPolice Officer Simulation Game Business Culture Intercultural Communication Financial Service Industry
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