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Operational Value Differences based in Culture

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What are the four critical operational value differences based in culture? Explain each of them.

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Deresky, H. (2011). International management: Managing across borders and cultures (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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This solution identifies and explains four critical operational value differences based in culture. APA formatted reference is included.

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There are critical operational value differences based in culture. These include time, change, material factors and individualism. Time in the United States and Western Europe, for instance, is concrete. Deadlines are placed on projects and expectations regarding due dates are anticipated and primarily honored. In other parts of the world, time may by more flexible and dynamic. The text points out that "tomorrow" in Latin America may mean an indefinite time in the future. Arabs bristle at deadlines applied to projects, and, "To ask an Arab to rush something, then is to imply that you ...

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