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Culture and Management

The firm's marketing team has never before created a marketing plan for potential clients outside of mainstream American culture. The firm now has been tasked with designing marketing plans for the firm's major products of cosmetics and women's clothing that will reach specific cultures your firm has targeted: Chinese, Phillipines, and Russian. Some team members are panicked, feeling they have no familiarity with the cultures to target clients there. Others believe it will be no different from marketing to mainstream American customers.

Discuss with the marketing team the elements that will need to be explored as potentially different from the marketing plans because of cultural and communication differences between these countries. Discuss approaches that would create the greatest, most acceptable appeal to the products in these countries or regions. The plans should focus on the Chinese, Philippines, and Russian populations internationally. Discuss how developing the plans will differ from development of a strictly domestic mainstream clientele.

Introduction: Why Americans and Russians working together in Moscow don't understand each other
Americans:
National History, motivation approaches, leadership, group dynamics, and communication
What do they think of the Russians?
Russians:
National History, motivation approaches, leadership, group dynamics, and communication
What do they think of the Americans?
What both cultures have in common?
What is your plan to reward individuals and teams?
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Introduction: Why Americans and Russians working together in Moscow don't understand each other
Americans and Russians working together in Moscow don't understand each other because:
1. The Americans cannot understand why the Russians are so dependent on others and give value to others interest. On the other hand Russians cannot understand why the Americans try to do everything by themselves.
2. The Americans cannot understand why the Russians stress on equality for everyone and the Russians cannot understand why the Americans are so self centered.
3. The Americans cannot understand why the Russians build relationships before doing business. The Russians cannot understand how the Americans can do business with persons with whom they have no relationship of any kind.
Americans:
National History,
1. The USA has been founded on the basic belief of equality;
2. It is today a truly multicultural country.
3. The USA culture portrays regional, cultural and ethnic ...

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This solution addresses point-by-point the questions posed in the culture and management problem set in 600 words.

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