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What are the four critical operational value differences based in culture? Explain each of them.

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The four critical operational value differences based in culture are time, change, material factors, and individualism. These are important because they cause frequent problems for Americans in international management.

The first is time. Americans face problems and aggravation because of differences in concepts of time around the world. Americans feel frustrated when their global counterparts do not turn up ...

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