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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

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

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

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: 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

Discussion of Food, Business and Culture

Executive Summary of Article on Food, Business, and Culture Purpose: To concisely summarize the essential elements of the article, to save your reader time. You also want to keep their interest in the summary, knowing they would not likely take time to read the entire original article. Please provide assistance in creati

Southwest Airlines: Culture and Management

1) Assess how Southwest Airlines' culture is different from other airline competitors and the resulting impact on business performance. 2) Southwest Airlines' management believes that employees come first and customers come second. Assess the merits of this belief, and please give an example of why you are in agreement with th

As a manager, you have the power to change your organization's culture

As a manager, you have the power to change your organization's culture. However changing an established culture of leadership through cost control to differentiation through rapid customization will be a tough task to face. To do so, you must win the hearts and minds of the people you work with, and that takes both being shrew

Managment: Japanese Culture in Western Business

Let's say you are the sales manager for a firm based in the United States that is beginning to market its products to overseas clients. In fact, several groups are visiting your firm, with the first being from Japan. To be better prepared to receive them, you want to do some research on potential areas of cultural conflict. You