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Playing the 'Silence' Card: Email Affordances in International Inter-firm Interactions

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In this paper, we argue that the international business (IB) literature has given only limited attention to the technologymediated context of language. We find, through a case study of an international inter-organizational partnership where the use of English language was the lingua franca, that email not only had a dominant role but also created several possibilities for interaction. The findings show the relevance of email affordances to inter-cultural studies. Further, the study makes a contribution by repositioning communication technology within the language stream of IB research.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding CABS '14 Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Collaoration Across Boundaries : Culture, Distance & Technology
EditorsNaomi Yamashita, Vanessa Evers, Carolyn Rosé, Mary Beth Watson-Manheim
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2014
Pages63
ISBN (print)9781450325578
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StatePublished - 2014
Event - Kyoto, Japan

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ConferenceThe 5th ACM International Conference on Collaboration Across Boundaries (CABS 2014)
Nummer5
LandJapan
ByKyoto
Periode20/08/201422/08/2014
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