Analysis and Critique of Research-based Literature
By Dr.Siripong Charoensuk
Cross-cultural Paper / set1
1. Extracting The Emics of Diversity
1. Extracting the Emics of Diversity written by Triandis, HC, Kurowski, LL,
Tecktiel, A & Chan DK.-S 1993 in International Journal of International Relation,
vol. 17, pp. 217-234.
This research presents the diversity of cultural differences in the U.S.A. The cultural-
specific (emic) themes are extracted by an empirical study based on interviewed
scenario. The results of this study mostly show that there are some prejudice between
minorities and majorities in U.S.A and minorities react prejudice in the different ways
depended on their historical background and experience. As the authors said “culture
is a set of human-made objective and subjective that in the past have (a.) probably
increased the survival (b.) showed by the satisfied intentions to participate across
groups (c.) use the same language to share information with each others (Triandis et
al., 1993 p. 219).
In an article titled “Extracting the emics of diversity” in International Journal of
Human Resource Management vol. 17, No. 2, 1993, Harry C. Triandis, Lois L.
Kurowski, Alan Tecktiel and Darius K.S. Chan point out that this article presents two
main issues that are theoretical framework for considering in diversity training and an
empirical study for extracting culture-specific themes. This article is intended for
readers or researchers who have concerned with studying of cultural differences rather
than general readers.
The diversity of cultural-specific themes has been concerned as an important issue in
dealing with people from other countries. It also affects the way people understand or
do business with others around the world. Because many countries have own
backgrounds that concern racial, political, religious and anesthetic issues,
understanding cultural differences among countries will provide benefi