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    International Management Prospective for Renmin University

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    Discuss Renmin University which is located in Beijing China . The topics that should be addressed pertained only to the following;
    Research Project work Overview
    1.Compare and contrast cultural differences for students entering Renmin University from other regions of the world?
    2. What Challenges do you foresee in terms of management and leadership due to cross-cultural differences at Renmin Universtiy?
    3.What are your recommendations to manage these challenges at Renmin University?
    4. What strategy for going global at Renmin University would work for China?
    Question for your research: What is the strategy to make Renmin University Global and make it work to China's benefit?
    5.What form of business for going global would work for China?
    Question for reseach, What form could be adopted by Renmin University?
    6. Management in China
    Question for research: What approach could be adopted by Renmin University in managing its employees?
    7. Staffing the MNC in the international Location
    Question for your research; How is staffing done in Renmin University.
    Answers should discuss economic, societal, political, and cultural factors?

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    Cultural Differences for students entering Renmin University

    Whenever a student moves from his home country to study in a different country he or she is expected to experience a cultural shock. It is due to the fact that every country has its own language, behavior, ideas and ways of thinking. In particular, the research involves different cultural aspects of Renmin University in Beijing, China.
    ? Cultural Factors: Chinese are relationship oriented. They like to think in the shades of grey rather than in white or black. In a discussion even after several hours there could be no direction. Different cultural factors can be summarized as below:
    ? Everything in China happens slowly.
    ? Everything in China is difficult.
    ? Everything in China is possible.
    ? Everything in China is negotiable.
    ? Everything in China is flexible
    ? Social Factors:
    ? Collectivism: Chinese are group focused. In the classroom of Renmin University it is expected that there are desk mates. Students from other parts of the world may rebel against being tied to another desk. Chinese would have a small number of close and lifelong friends. In contrast western world students would have a large set of friends which change over time.
    Married students are not permitted in college except in graduate schools. No married housing or dormitory is provided. Women can visit men's room but no man is allowed to visit women's. In many schools water and electricity is cut off at a certain time in the night until early morning.
    ? Social Relationships: Chinese relationships are more formal and hierarchical; they feel more comfortable in a hierarchical set up where they know their position and the custom and rules for behavior in the situation. In contrast students from United States would be more comfortable with their social equals.
    ? Language: Unlike in most other developed and developing countries Chinese communicate in their local language. This can be a barrier for effective communication for foreign students.
    ? Political Factors: In education system, political indoctrination has been incorporated in the curricula. For example, all university students must take several political inculcation classes such as "General Introduction to Mao Zedong's Thoughts." All university freshmen are also expected to participate in military training program in which they are taught different behaviors.
    ? Economic Factors: Chinese believe in saving and ...

    Solution Summary

    International management prospective for Renmin University is examined. The cultural differences are determined.