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    Cultural Review: Video Analysis

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    Watch the videos below. Identify at least five cultural issues in the videos. In 400-600 words, discuss the cultural issues and select the framework(s) that could be used to analyze and understand the cultural issues. Please be sure to demonstrate how the framework could be used by directly applying the factors of the framework to the issues you saw in the videos.

    Twitter Acquisition Experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO4VpcO2ERU&feature=related

    Culture Shock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ1XLwgKDjQ

    Outsourced movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXo1mQIEXmY

    Chinese Business Etiquette Instructional Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XHioryoMes

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    Dear Student,
    Hello. The selected videos focus on organizational and business culture as is evidence in a globalized world. The solution below should get you started. I am not quite sure as to the 'framework' that you are referring to (is it a perspective in sociology or is it an organization cultural analysis tool - there are many and varied). Hence, I made some assumptions and combined philosophy (Critical Thinking Elements) with sociology (cultural studies). I hope this solution helps. Good luck with your final paper.

    OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

    Cultural Studies: Issues in Cultural Divide

    Analysis of 4 short videos that present a viewpoint in relation to cultural issues in organizations, in particular that which is related to bridging or mediating the cultural divide in a globalized business environment showed the following Key Cultural Issues in my opinion -

    ? Video 1 showed the clash of cultures, in particular the battle to mediate and negotiate a singular organizational culture in the case of corporate acquisitions. Joe McGuire, former CEO of the audio equipment chain Tweeter talked about 'cultural fit' and how it was so difficult to find the right balance to get all acquired companies into one corporate culture being that all acquisitions have settled into their own unique way of conducting business (traditions, viewpoints, philosophies, etc.).

    ? Video 2 showed Ranjini Manian, CEO of Global Adjustments talk about culture shock especially in the case of expatriates transplanted to a new geographic location foreign and different from the social and corporate culture one is used to in his home country affecting personal and professional life. She talks about preparing for the 'shock' for by doing so one ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution is a comprehensive review in the form of an APA format essay of 4 videos that relate, show or display cultural practices and traits, Five cultural issues are identified and discussed and a cultural framework is laid out and proposed for the purpose of studying said videos and similar videos for the purpose of understanding and analysing the elements/cultural issues identified. References are listed for the purpose of expansion. A word version is attached for easy download and printing.