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Convergence or Divergence of Cultures

In today's dynamic international business world, one can easily imagine a situation in which a British executive who was trained at an American business school is asked to run the Argentine manufacturing facility of a Japanese firm.

In a world in which international communications have become both inexpensive and common, the proliferation of fax machines, telephones, air travel, television, and the Internet have provided the opportunity for broader ranges of interaction beyond an individual's immediate locale and across cultural groups.

How would you define "culture" and do you think, based on your personal experiences, that the various cultures are converging or are they diverging.

Why and do you have examples?

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Culture is the combined collection of learned behavior traits that set the members of a given group or society ...

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This is a discussion of whether the various cultures are converging or diverging.