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    Saudi Arabia Cultural and Business Analysis

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    Read the Culture and Business in Saudi Arabia case on page 118.

    By the end of day 7, provide a written analysis of the case, giving a brief synopsis and answering the following questions:

    What forces shaped modern Saudi culture? How similar or different are these forces from those that shaped the culture of Western nations?
    What kinds of misunderstanding are likely to arise between an American company and a Saudi enterprise, if nether has experience dealing with the other?
    If you were in a position to advise a Western company that was considering doing business in Saudi Arabia for the first time, what would your advice be?
    Post your analysis as a 3-5 page (doubled-spaced) Word document. Use 12 pt Times New Roman font, proper grammar, and APA writing style. Your paper will be graded using the following rubric:

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    What forces shaped modern Saudi culture? How similar or different are these forces from those that shaped the culture of Western nations?

    The forces that have primarily shaped modern Saudi culture are based solely upon Islamic faith and a strict adherence to the Islamic religion. This form of religious adherence drives Saudi culture to the extent that it is a religious society wherein law and religion are intertwined with the business, social, and political norms governed by religious beliefs that are based in conservative and traditional rules. This is entirely different from Western culture wherein there is a separation of church and state as no separation exists within the Saudi culture. These forces are entirely different than any Western nation, and this will be an extreme culture shock for any Western expat. Religious dogma permeates throughout every single facet of life within the kingdom including ...

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