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dc.contributor.authorStopniece, Santa
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-23T07:57:10Z
dc.date.available2015-03-23T07:57:10Z
dc.date.issued2015fi
dc.identifier.citationStopniece, S. (2015). Opportunities, but Nothing Very Concrete The Challenge Finns Face with Chinese Delegations General Level of Interest in Finland. Asia in Focus : A Nordic journal on Asia by early career researchers, 2015 (1), 23-29. Retrieved from http://asiainfocus.dk/fi
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_65650
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/45548
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the challenge of finding common ground between the Finns and the Chinese in the context of co-operation, trade and inward investment facilitation related to general lack of specific interest displayed by the Chinese. The article is ethnographic in nature and is mainly based on data obtained from interviewing individuals working for local governments in Finland and one of the state agencies responsible for attracting foreign investment. The study uses Speech Codes Theory (Philipsen, 1997) when analyzing the cultural aspects of expectations regarding communication between Chinese and Finns. According to interviewees, lack of serious interest, vague government guidelines, the longer time needed to build relationship, and involvement of intermediaries all contribute to the difficulty to move the discussions to a more specific level of focus. Finnish expectations regarding this type of communication are that it should be direct and task-oriented, because they feel pressure to yield real results quickly and efficiently. Suggested strategies to make the co-operation talks more specific are presenting the expertise areas of Finland, clarification regarding too general terms used by the Chinese, and investing into building personal relationships with them.fi
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherNordic Institute of Asian Studies
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAsia in Focus : A Nordic journal on Asia by early career researchers
dc.relation.urihttps://niasasiainfocus.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/santa_stopniece-pdf1.pdf
dc.subject.otherChinese investmentsfi
dc.subject.otherFinlandfi
dc.subject.otherco-operationfi
dc.subject.othertradefi
dc.subject.otherintercultural communicationfi
dc.subject.othergeneral level of interestfi
dc.subject.othercommon groundfi
dc.titleOpportunities, but Nothing Very Concrete The Challenge Finns Face with Chinese Delegations General Level of Interest in Finlandfi
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201503201497
dc.contributor.laitosViestintätieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Communicationen
dc.contributor.oppiaineKulttuurienvälinen viestintä
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/SubmittedJournalArticle
dc.date.updated2015-03-20T16:30:02Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatusnonPeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange23-29
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume2015
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
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