Interdependence From what we can see throughout history, as nations become more industrialized, the more interdependent they become. The categories include food, clothing, travel service, resorts, media, publications, and Islamic financial services and products. Convergence and Divergence in Industrial Societies. Culture And Universal Professional Values In Global Organizations: Is There A Divergence Or Convergence Of Cultural Values?. The consumption pattern in developing countries like Malaysia is shifting and moving towards a consumption pattern that is similar to advanced countries, to a great extent, as an after effect of higher earnings, urbanisation and social and economic conversion. Unlike most predictions about how New Media will shape the world in which we live, the reality is turning out far stranger and more interesting than we might have imagined. A part of the Hindu religion is the belief that cows should not be eaten; therefore, a McDonald's in India doesn't carry beef.
Cross-cultural adaptation occurs when people from one culture move to a different culture, learning the rules, societal norms, customs and language of the new culture. They noted that industrialized nations develop similarities in some aspects, but not in all areas, such as the use of similar technologies and the daily lives of individuals. So I have been following the situation very closely. In Japan, we find a Chicken Tatsuta sandwich, fried chicken spiced with soy sauce and ginger, with cabbage and mustard mayonnaise. Likewise, the growth of the middle class Muslims is coming into existence slowly and gradually.
Early Convergence Theory Early convergence theorists believed that even countries that are polar opposites in their views on economic development like communist and capitalist nations will develop along the same path. The basis of cultural convergence theory is that the member of society will try to imitate and assimilate the new foreign culture, while the cultural divergence theory contends that group tends to stay within themselves and differentiate themselves from other groups. However, some researchers also argue that globalization may not necessarily cause convergence. Discussion Cultural Divergence Axelrod 1997 argued in his model that local convergence may cause global polarization. The middle class Muslims play a vital role in facing the challenges of creative and dynamic living in the modern world.
Cultures begin to converge to determine appropriate methods for displaying respect in these international venues. He contends that the convergence in society will stay in local area only, as the culture converge in a region that have nothing in common with neighboring regions. According to Hassan 2011a , the convergence of consumption can be observed in health related values in Malaysia. This idea is also held by neoclassical ideologues, such as Francis Fukuyama 1992 , who posited the theory that all societies will have a similar economic and political system in the long-term. For this reason, there is a need to re-specify the new visions and interpretations of convergence theory and its properties. Convergence theory is a theory that explores the concept that as nations transition into highly industrialized nations they will develop similar cultural traits.
Despite the controversy, some degree of convergence is a fact. Self-interest is not necessarily bad and can actually enhance relationships. The force of fantasy: restoring the American dream reprint ed. In recent years the theory has been modified in recognition of the fact that industrial countries become more alike in certain respects than others. In a culture which some have described according to information overload, it is impossible for any one of us to hold all of the relevant pieces of information in our heads at the same time. Culture and international business: recent advances and their implications for future research. As they co-create a new vision, their lives take on new meaning and emotion and their behavior changes.
Using Technology Technology enables people from different countries to have immediate access to new ideas and cultural identities. Convergence occurs within the brains of individual consumers. The Stages of Economic Growth. Fantasy theme analysis is a humanistic method of rhetorical criticism. Six days after the crisis, Nixon addressed the public by radio to respond to the charges against him. They noted that consumers faced with increasingly complex decisions tended to adopt simplification strategies.
It takes the shared fantasies of a group of people, perhaps the audience for a business presentation or a public speech, and examines them for inside jokes and other cues to a shared consciousness. It has been used to mean the more sophisticated or refined etiquette of a time. Hence, to be successful, an organization must proactively try to make the members of the organization increase their trust with each other, as well as changing their managing practices, depending on the culture that they are currently residing in. Journal of Retailing, 78 1 , 61-69. Convergence theory states that as nations transition from the beginning stages of industrialization to highly industrialized nations, the same societal patterns will emerge, eventually creating a global culture. The main theme is that no previous research has attempted a similar study in a multicultural society.
Most of the time, these fantasies trigger a chain reaction within the group where they will contribute more and more to the conversation or fantasy. Basically, through this study on the Cold War, they see how unrelated rhetorical visions may be combined in to a masterful rhetorical vision providing rhetorical continuity over time. The United States often participates in cultural convergence when it assists a country in developing a democratic government. Modernization, cultural change, and democracy: The human development sequence. Although conflicting values are resolved through a method called the value negotiation process, the nature of this process remains mainly unexplored by researchers Hassan, 2011a.
She explores the ways communication is linked to transformation using quantitative, qualitative, and creative approaches. In the Netherlands, a groenteburger or vegetable burger is on the menu. Both convergence theory and modernization theory examined the link between economic development and societal change. Cultural convergence occurs when multiple cultures become more like one another through exposure to traditions, ideals and languages. Technology and industrialization has changed us all, and the biggest change has been that we've become interdependent.