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diversity and demographic characteristics

Prepare a paper in which you select four types of diversity and demographic characteristics from the list below and examine the impact of each on individual behavior:

a. Ethnicity
b. Gender
c. Age
d. Socioeconomic status
e. Sexual orientation (affinity)
f. Religion
g. Geographical differences (rural versus urban; inner city versus suburban)
h. Occupation
i. Differences in skills and abilities
j. Personality traits
k. Value and attitude differences

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Let us select the following four characteristics:

Ethnicity:

Ethnicity has a very important bearing on the individual behavior because each culture or ethnicity has some peculiar characteristic and features which governs the behaviour of people from those cultures/ethinicity or countries in various setting such as public, workplace, etc. Every ethnic culture has some peculiar features with respect to businesscustoms, practices, attitude towards various situations, decision making and negotiation styles, communication styles, ability to take risk and believing in others. etc. All these aspects tend to govern the individual behavior and style in different settings. For example, there is huge difference in the orientation towards family between US and Indian culture, thereby having important ...

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Prepare a paper in which you select four types of diversity and demographic characteristics from the list below and examine the impact of each on individual behavior:

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