Ch. 4 Social and Cultural Environments

Ch. 4 Social and Cultural Environments - LECTURE ON CHAPTER...

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LECTURE ON CHAPTER 4 SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ENVIRONMENTS Culture , a society's "programming of the mind," has both a pervasive and changing influence on each national market environment. Global marketers must recognize the influence of culture and be prepared to either respond to it or change it. Human behavior is a function of a person’s own unique personality and that person’s interaction with the collective forces of the particular society and culture in which he or she has lived. In particular, attitudes , values , and beliefs can vary significantly from country to country. Also, differences pertaining to religion, aesthetics , dietary customs , and language and communication can affect local reaction to brands or products as well as the ability of company personnel to function effectively in different cultures. A number of concepts and theoretical frameworks provide insights into these and other cultural issues. Cultures can be classified as
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course BUS 3548 taught by Professor Schlee during the Spring '08 term at Seattle Pacific.

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