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IBUS 2341: Intercultural Management: Home

Your Assignment

In a minimum 2 page, double-spaced paper, develop a cultural profile for one of the countries on the list below. Be sure to address the following general items for the country you choose and be creative in your presentation beyond what is shown in the text.  

For example, assume you are doing research to prepare a co-worker for an upcoming trip to the country you choose from the list provided below. Your co-worker will be negotiating a large contract for services or a large product sale for your company so it is important they be well-informed.

What should they be aware of regarding how that country regards time, eye contact, touching/shaking hands, gift giving, etc. to avoid a complete breakdown of negotiations?

Include these key points:

  • Religion
  • Kinship/family structure
  • Language
  • Health and Education systems
  • Form of government
  • The attitudes toward time, change, and individualism
  • The expected business practices as related to punctuality, negotiating, business attire, entertaining, and gift giving. This will be important for your co-worker to know!
  • Are there any nonverbal clues such as hand gestures and facial expressions that are unique to the culture?
  • Are there noticeable regional differences across the country, i.e. north vs south or east vs west?

Choose from the following countries:

Argentina
Australia
Bangladesh
Belgium
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Nepal
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Malaysia
Mexico
Russia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Turkey
United Kingdom - any country
Venezuela
Vietnam 

 

References MUST be included and should be in MLA format.


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