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Global Business Culture and Managers

Please help me with the following questions:

1-Identify at least three specific ways thta cultural differences would affect business internationally.

2- What specific skills would global managers need ot address these differences?

3-Do you think expatriate or foreign-national manager would ne netter equipped to deal with these challenges?

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1-Identify at least three specific ways thta cultural differences would affect business internationally.

a. Differences in business etiquette (click on the following links for each country) and business practices

Africa Argentina Australia Brazil Canada Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Ecuador Egypt El Salvador France Germany Guatemala Hong Kong India Indonesia Italy Japan Mexico New Zealand Panama Russia Saudi rabia Spain Taiwan United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Venezuela http://geert-hofstede.international-business-center.com/mcsweeney.shtml

b. Differences in communication and language across workers and customers (click on the above links, which most include communication styles for each country)

c. Differences and fast changing customer needs and expectations.

2- What specific skills would global managers need ot address these differences?

In essence, today managers need new management skills, which are equally effective for managing both local and international business operations. Armed with these skills one can become like an international soldier capable of fighting international wars. According to Global Management Skills (n.d.), the skills inventory can be very long but grouped together the following core skills will be required for effective global managers:

1-COMFORT WITH RAPID CHANGE:

Change is not just a fad word but also a reality and a harsh reality to be embraced and dealt with. As such global managers must be very comfortable with rapid changes and competent in making futuristic decisions. It also means reducing one's susceptibility to cultural shocks and developing a high tolerance for unfamiliar people, situations and things.

2- NETWORKING SKILLS:

The adage that 'It doesn't matter how much you know-rather it matters who do you know' is extremely relevant in most of the countries. It is thus extremely important for international business operators to acquire the knack for developing good relations with the influential and effective people in other countries. The most ...

Solution Summary

This solution identifies at least three specific ways that cultural differences would affect business internationally. It also discusses the specific skills global managers would need to address these differences. Finally, it explores whether an expatriate or foreign-national manager would be netter equipped to deal with these challenges. Supplemented with an extremely informative article discussing soft skills for global managers.

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