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Culture And Business Definitions

What is the definition of culture? How does one become part of a culture? Is societal culture based in genetics or environment? How so? What is cultural sensitivity? How does it affect international business?

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Culture "refers to the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material objects and possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations through individual and group striving" (Li and Karakowsky, 2001, p. 501). This long definition essentially means that an individual is born into a certain type of rules, practices, beliefs, and values and may likely conduct themselves according to those aspects throughout their lives.

Societal culture is largely based on the individual's environment. Most of the aspects of ...

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A discussion regarding culture including how one becomes part of a culture, genetics and environmental factors that influence culture and how culture can affect international business. 277 words, 2 references.