The Evolution of English as the Business Lingua Franca: Signs of Convergence in Chinese and Finnish Professional Communication

dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorKankaanranta, Anne
dc.contributor.authorLu, W.
dc.contributor.departmentJohtamisen laitosfi
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Management Studiesen
dc.contributor.schoolKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Businessen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-21T09:01:30Z
dc.date.available2015-09-21T09:01:30Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.description.abstractThis study questions the conventional view of the indirectness of Chinese communication. Drawing on qualitative interviews with Finnish and Chinese business professionals, the authors examine the effect of cultural identity on the directness of the communication of Chinese professionals who work for internationally operating Finnish companies located in Beijing and Shanghai, China, and who use English as the shared language with their Finnish colleagues. Three components of cultural identity (i.e., vocation as an international business professional, fairly young age, and the use of English as the business lingua franca) are particularly relevant in the participants’ professional communication and stimulated its openness and directness. The study finds that the evolution of English as the business lingua franca can be detected in the signs of convergence identified in Chinese and Finnish professional communication.en
dc.description.versionPeer revieweden
dc.format.extent288-307
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.citationKankaanranta, Anne & Lu, W. 2013. The Evolution of English as the Business Lingua Franca: Signs of Convergence in Chinese and Finnish Professional Communication. Journal of Business and Technical Communication. Volume 27, Issue 3. 288-307. ISSN 1050-6519 (printed). DOI: 10.1177/1050651913479919.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1050651913479919
dc.identifier.issn1050-6519 (printed)
dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/17852
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-201509214452
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Business and Technical Communicationen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 27, Issue 3
dc.rights© 2013 SAGE Publications. This is the post print version of the following article: Kankaanranta, Anne & Lu, W. 2013. The Evolution of English as the Business Lingua Franca: Signs of Convergence in Chinese and Finnish Professional Communication. Journal of Business and Technical Communication. Volume 27, Issue 3. 288-307. ISSN 1050-6519 (printed). DOI: 10.1177/1050651913479919, which has been published in final form at http://jbt.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/03/01/1050651913479919.en
dc.rights.holderSAGE Publications
dc.subject.keywordinternational professional communicationen
dc.subject.keywordEnglish as the business lingua franca (BELF)en
dc.subject.keywordcultural identityen
dc.subject.keywordChinese communicationen
dc.subject.otherEconomicsen
dc.subject.otherLinguisticsfi
dc.titleThe Evolution of English as the Business Lingua Franca: Signs of Convergence in Chinese and Finnish Professional Communicationen
dc.typeA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessäfi
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