A1) Write a 2,500-word paper addressing the following: What are the barriers to effective cross-cultural communication? How might these be surmounted? Identify 1 global location where this barrier is relevant and why. Identify at least 2 theories of cross-cultural differences discussed in class that can shed light on your own experiences of communicating across cultures. If you use Hofstede’s theory or similar, only use one dimension. What do these theories explain? What do they fail to explain? What are the implications of your insights for cross-cultural communication in international business organizations? For the purpose of assurance of learning, the Cross-Cultural Communication assignment will receive 4 scores, based on the following: Score 1: The ability to identify the business issues involved in cross-cultural communication, and to present a set of persuasive recommendations (MBA-3M); Score 2: The ability to draw upon the work of other disciplines, especially from communication studies, in order to substantiate the theoretical basis of the assignment (MBA-COMMUNICATION); Score 3: The ability to integrate learning from International Management into the analysis (MBA-INTERNATIONAL); and Score 4: Demonstrate the utility of cross-cultural communication for effective management practices (MBA-MGMT).