The interview process mirrors the corporate culture and can demonstrate the organization's tolerance for diversity of thought and style. During a cross-national or civilizational interview, both interviewer and applicants should monitor how they project themselves and check verbal and nonverbal communication that may signal inclusion or exclusion. What did the interviewer do or say that made the interviewee wonder whether the company was a good fit for him or her? What did the interviewee do that made the interviewer believe he or she would not be comfortable or a "good fit" in the company?

In the early 1990s, as Western companies established joint ventures in the People's Republic of China, human ...

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