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Development and Change of Culture - Historical Events and Influence of Technology

1. What historical events have had a dramatic impact on the development of your culture? Have cultural traditions and behaviors changed as a result of significant historical events? 2. How might current technologies affect and change your culture? Provide examples. 3. Which forces shape your own culture, and how do they in

Critical operation: value differences based in culture

What are the four critical operational value differences based in culture? Explain each of them. Course Text Book: Deresky, H. (2011). International management: Managing across borders and cultures (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Adjusting to Venezuelan Business Culture

What Venezuelan cultural impacts will be the most difficult for you to stomach and how will you cope and adapt? Remember to think like the America business enterpreneur who will open up a security business in Venezuela.

Culture And Business

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?

How Culture Affects Decision Making and Problem Solving

The case study questions: How does culture influence decision making and problem solving? How would participation in a culturally diverse team affect decision-making and problem-solving activities? In some cultures, men are considered dominant and the only "voice" in decisions. If a team had members from different cultures

Culture of Compliance and Internal Controls

One way to encourage a culture of compliance is through internal controls. Evidently SOX has succeeded in putting in place a laundry list of internal controls. Some of these are: independent audit committees; reports signed by management; and increased punishment for offenders. Do you think that a company can achieve this "cultu

Assessing the Strategy-Culture

1. List the six guidelines proposed for successful downsizing, and explain the importance of each one. 2. Wheelen & Hunger(2010), points out the importance of assessing the strategy-culture compatibility when implementing a new strategy. Do you feel that culture follows strategy, or does strategy follow culture? Justify

Organizational Culture Report

Organizational Culture Report Write a 14-16 page (excluding charts, graphs) paper that diagnoses an organization's culture and then present a plan to change it to a culture that is more conducive to that of a learning organization. The formal paper should include the following sections, which should be headings withi

Companies' Considerations in Language, Culture, and Religion

Circuit City is a company that didn't do what they needed to meet market needs or adapt to the constant changes. That said, Best Buy has their own set of challenges. They changed their strategy a while back and it seems to be backfiring on them. What would you do differently? What happens to companies who enter markets withou

Companies with Visible Organizational Culture

Identify a company with a visible organizational culture. Learn as much as you can about that company's culture, using library resources, online sources, contacts within the company, and as many creative means as you can. Prepare a presentation or write a paper summarizing the culture. What do you think are the company's va

Business Ethics and Organizational Culture

Author: Mark S. Schwartz Title: The State of Business Ethics in Israel: A Light Unto the Nations? Particulars: Journal of Business Ethics, Issue 105 pp.429-446 Publisher: Springer Year: 2012 URL: http://springer/article/10.1007%2Fs10551-011-0975-x Please assist with the following questions: 1) Summarize the article i

Alignment of Toyota's Strategy with Organizational Culture

Identify two or more strategies that Toyota is presently taking to win back its loyal customer base and argue whether you believe these strategies are working or not based on Toyota's organizational structure, culture and controls. Are they succeeding at this endeavor? Pay special attention to Toyota's values and culture in your

Culture and Negotiating Styles

I need to prepare a PowerPoint with notes about giving a presentation on culture and negotiating styles in an international setting. Using a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation with 10-12 slides, I want to address the following: 1. Define culture and discuss its impact on negotiation along with an example. 2. Define negot

National Culture, Heterogeneous Nation, and Perceptual Gap

1. Hofestede's research indicates that national cultures exist. Do you believe that in a heterogeneous nation, such as the United States, a national culture that is shared by all society does exist? Explain 2. The "perceptual gap" between supervisors and employees still exists today - why? In answering this question one sho

Analyzing Market Competitors and Corporate Culture

Choose an industry in which two or more companies has historically competed to maintain a significant share of the marketplace. These could include: Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola, Apple and Microsoft, GM and Ford Motor Company, or any other well-known pair of competitors. 1. Determine how each corporate culture differs from th

Company Culture Creation by Management and Employees

To what extent is a company's culture the creation of the management, and to what extent is a company's culture the creation of the employees? Study the culture of any well-known company - for example GE, Dell, Wal-Mart, Disney, Microsoft, and so on - to respond to this question: Does the nature of the company's business a

Hofstede Dimensions of Culture

I just need a simple example for each: Hofstede Dimensions of Culture - Culture's influence on intercultural communications is far from a new subject amongst theoreticians, and there has been a lot of theories created on the subject, including various ways to measure and compare the cultural parameters Individualism versu

Environment of Corporate Culture: Are you fit for managerial uncertainty?

Environment of Corporate Culture - Are you fit for managerial uncertainty? 1. Complete the Management in Practice Experimental Exercise (Working in the Adaptive Culture) and analyze the results of your perception of management's impact on organizational culture. 2. Assume you are a manager of the local Wal-Mart. Describe how

Examples of Different Culture

Can you provide some examples based on the following discussion about culture? According to Schein, culture is 'a pattern of basic assumptions - invented, discovered or developed by a given group as it learns to cope with its problems of external adaptation and internal integration - that has worked well enough to be consider

Organizational Culture Analysis - The Amish

See the attached file. Assignment 1: Here is the link for the video: http://www.hulu.com/watch/359598 Organizational Culture Analysis: After watching the video "The Devil's Playground" (link located in the Readings & Resources folder) write a 5 page analysis of the Amish as depicted in this documentary. Your response s

Culture and Workplace Behavior

1) Identify 3-5 significant workplace behaviors that tend to be different in this country than in the UAE. 2) Identify the major cultural dimensions (e.g., low power distance, high uncertainty avoidance, long-term orientation, etc.) that tend to explain such behaviors. 3) 1-2 page written summary at the time of the prese