Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Research paper of the discipline
“Cross Cultural Competence SS 2012”
Made by: Brovchenko Ekaterina
1.Targets, tasks and problems of research
During the last ten years aspects of cross-cultural competence provoke theoretical and practical interest due to international relations development. Cross-cultural competence is not restricted by discussion of different questions and problems on the international level; it becomes a part of everyday people life including education sphere. Our team has received results of survey that is carried out among students of Germany, Uzbekistan and Albania. This survey about how culture affects the requirements for teaching offers. Respondents were offered to answer 26 questions according to education aspects and personal questions. In addition we had list of statistical data that should be collected about every country. For us it was necessary to compare found date and obtained results of existing survey and then to find correlation between it. We have considered three given countries: Germany, Uzbekistan and Albania. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021square km with 81.8 million inhabitants, it is the most populous member state and the largest economy in the European Union. It is one of the major political powers of the European continent and a technological leader in many fields. Uzbekistan, officially the Republic of Uzbekistan, was part of the Soviet Union before 1991. Uzbekistan's economy relies mainly on commodity production, including cotton, gold, uranium, potassium, and natural gas. Despite the declared objective of transition to a market economy, Uzbekistan continues to maintain rigid economic controls, which often repel foreign investors. Albania, officially known as the Republic of Albania, is a country in Southern Europe. Albania is a member of the UN, NATO, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Council of Europe, World Trade Organisation, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and one of the founding members of the Union for the Mediterranean. Albania has been a potential candidate for accession to the European Union since January 2003, and it formally applied for EU membership on 28 April 2009. Albania is a parliamentary democracy with a transition economy. Steps of research
Conducting this research required usage of a structured, clear approach that consists of predefined steps. They are following: 1. identification of existing problems;
2. statement of goal and tasks of research;
3. collection of secondary statistical data about country's macro environment: 4. aggregation of information about education from given research 5. identification of information sources for country's macro environment research; 6. determination of methods of data assessment;
7. analyze data;
8. writing a paper report.
According to these steps, the project has been analyzed. Consider the first step: the identification of research problems. All areas of activity - economic, political and cultural-are involved in the process of globalization. Cultural globalization is characterized with the convergence of business and consumer culture between different countries, the widespread use of foreign languages for international communication, the growth of international tourism, the growth of Internet usage. It is obvious that education cannot be separated from the general process of integration,...
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