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Accession Number ADA582147
Title Interpersonal Influence in Cross-Cultural Interactions.
Publication Date Oct 2010
Media Count 13p
Personal Author D. A. Hemert H. Berg L. Koning
Abstract Defense organizations have to meet the challenge of a changed focus in military missions towards asymmetric and irregular warfare and Stability, Security, Transition and Reconstruction (SSTR) operations. A range of operations (e.g., psychological operations, humanitarian missions) are performed in a large variety of locations and cultures (e.g., Africa, Asia). In this type of mission, influencing target audiences is one of the (many) methods available to achieve the desired effects. Cultural differences between practitioners and the target audiences could have a negative impact upon influencing activities. To achieve effective interpersonal interactions in cross-cultural military operations, insight is needed into determinants of successful interpersonal interactions. This paper discusses a generic theoretical framework of cross-cultural interactions that can be used as guidance during military missions. The framework is based on an extensive literature study and interviews with UK military practitioners, and is focussed on UK-Afghanistan interactions.
Keywords Asymmetric warfare
Cross culture(Sociology)
Foreign reports
Interpersonal relations
Kle(Key leader engagements)
Military forces(Foreign)
Military operations
Nato furnished
Sstr(Stability security transition and reconstruction)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author TNO Defence Security and Safety, The Hague (Netherlands).
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number N/A

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