Macro-raisonnement et lacunes cognitives: Les Russes postsoviétiques et les problèmes de communication interculturelle

Translated title of the contribution: Macro-reasoning and cognitive gaps: Understanding post-Soviet Russians’ communication styles

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Russians and Westerners access, process and communicate information in different ways. Whilst Westerners favour detailed analysis of subject matter, Russians tend to focus on certain components that are, in their view, significant. This disparity makes it difficult to achieve constructive dialogues between Western and Russian stakeholders contributing to cross-cultural communication problems. The author claims that the difference in the ways Russians and Westerners negotiate information is a significant cultural difference between Russia and West rather than an irritating (and in principle amenable) lack of analytical skills on the Russian partners’ part. Understanding the reasons behind the Russian-specific approaches to dealing with information would be a positive step towards a more effective cross-cultural communication, important in business situations and essential in diplomacy.

Translated title of the contributionMacro-reasoning and cognitive gaps: Understanding post-Soviet Russians’ communication styles
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)91-110
Number of pages20
JournalESSACHESS - Journal for Communication Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Communication problems
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Post-Soviet Russians
  • Russians
  • Russians and Westerners

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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