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Annotative Bibliography for 'Culture and Int'l Commerce

How do you PREPARE A SET OF ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHIES THAT CAN COVER ANY TOPIC.

Also, please provide good references for "Culture aspect of doing business in another country".

response is 1,798 words

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An annotated bibliography is simply a list of the sources you plan to use for your research project along with a short description of the source and why it is relevant to your project. The first step to completing this project is to find a list of sources that you deem most relevant to the subject you want to cover. Second step is to get all those sources (full citations in whichever protocol you decide to use, MLA, APA, etc) onto paper. Third step is to describe each source generally and why it is relevant to your project. I've found that text books are often a good source for bibliography fishing, as well the results of a general book search (as in Google Books), and of course, searching in any library or library database. Which method you choose to determine your list of sources really depends on how much time and effort you wish to expend on each segment of your project. In other words, a person completing a 10 page paper for a lower division undergrad paper will invest less time in sources and bibliography than a Ph.D. candidate would for a thesis project.

Having just finished a Masters level course on culture, commerce and leadership, I'm using a book called "Managing Cultural Differences: Global Leadership Strategies for the 21st Century, by Robert Moran, Philip Harris, and Sarah Moran. It is a seventh edition text book published by Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007. You might want to use this as a source for your paper, but I'm using to access the sources the authors used to write the text book. At the end of each chapter of this book, the authors have included a full bibliography of the sources referenced. I am going to use these chapter bibliographies to pull about a dozen (there are fourteen sources listed, but it is likely that you may not be able to find all of them) sources to create a bibliography related to your subject. The next step is to run an internet search for each book to capture high level descriptions for each book which can be used for the annotation. You will need to add a sentence or two to each annotation to connect the source in general to the approach you are taking with your paper/project.

1. Friedman, T. "It's a Flat World, After All," The New York Times Magazine, April 3, 2005.

Friedman asserts that the world is changing and becoming more global. In this article, Friedman discusses the global, Web-enabled playing which allows for collaboration, research and work in real time, regardless of geography, distance, and possibly in the future, even language. Friedman describes ten "flatteners," or global forces that have helped to level the global playing field.

2. Hofstede, G. Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind, London: McGraw Hill, 1991.

Hofstede conducted a study of cultural differences across 70 nations, cultures and ...

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An annotated bibliography is simply a list of the sources you plan to use for your research project along with a short description of the source and why it is relevant to your project. The first step to completing this project is to find a list of sources that you deem most relevant to the subject you want to cover. Second step is to get all those sources (full citations in whichever protocol you decide to use, MLA, APA, etc) onto paper. Third step is to describe each source generally and why it is relevant to your project.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Along with general instruction on building an annotated bibliography, this solution contains a list of specific references that COULD be used in a research project on the impact of culture on international business. The references used are specific to the subject matter.

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