Representational models of communication behavior have been created in the United States to describe specific communication problems since the early 1940’s when communication science was recognized as a separate social science. The three-dimensional model presented here describes the intricacies of 21st century international business communication. Its creation rests on three requirements demanded by current communication speed and technical communication capabilities. First, the model treats culture as a characteristic of communicators. Second, it discusses the dynamism or changes in communicators and the message itself. Third, it also describes the education of international communicators as they recontextualize their cultures to match each other. . It also describes and depicts a taxonomy: a structure that holds in its boundaries the new information and practices that undergird cultural maturity. The model serves as a practical tool to increase communication research and to encourage discussions about the nature of international business communication
Johansen, Jane Thompson
"A Postmodern International Business Communication Model in Three-Dimensions,"
Global Advances in Business Communication:
1, Article 3.
Available at: http://commons.emich.edu/gabc/vol1/iss1/3