International Gender Gap
There are many American females working in China and in India. Gender gaps more prevalent, however, exist in other countries such as South Asia, parts of Africa and the Middle East.
Research and discuss how women are faring in overseas assignments by American-controlled businesses. Are women holding management positions in these assignments? Discuss at least one country example (South Asia, part of Africa, the Middle East or another area) where a gender gap exists due to cultural and/or local practices. Select a country where the gap shows great contrast in gender equality. Discuss what you have learned.
When U.S. managers go on assignments to foreign countries, women managers in particular face the heat of gender differences. When we talk of gender differences, Islamic nations come to our mind since in their religion women are prohibited to step out of home and work. However, the differences are not restricted to Islamic nations, in fact, majority of Latinos, Africans, and Southern Europeans segregate, control, and limit female behavior ("Managing machismo...", n.d). Foreign machismo however becomes a major problem when US business women are on assignments overseas. While in US there is gender equality, in regions like Middle East, South Asia or Africa, people are not used to taking instructions from women. Foreign women are relegated to subordinate positions even though their role gives them much more authority. These regions assign too little status to a US women manager ...
Topics of gender inequality and staffing in international location are covered
Globalization of Business and Culture
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Consider the globalization of business and culture, and discuss the ways in which it can affect international business strategy and management. Consider the evidence you see for the globalization or localization of culture in the consumer and/or labor markets and respond to the following questions:
How important is effective management of the culturally diverse social capital in a multinational company for achieving strategic corporate objectives with regard to human resource management or the management of other business functions? Apply the concepts of globalization, localization, and globalization to the business function that you select. Is social capital equally important in each paradigm? Explain your answer with reference to practical examples from your own organization or professional experience.View Full Posting Details