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SALADEEN ELLIS Sweden Country Analysis
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Introduction: Sweden Rationale : Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway Location and Geography : Water access Half supplies from lakes and running water courses. The other half from groundwater. Bordering countries Finland 545 km, Norway 1,666 km Natural hazards or climate ice floes in the surrounding waters, especially in the Gulf of Bothnia, can interfere with maritime traffic Insert Map Here
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Sociocultural Environment Country Composition Literacy rate not reported by UNESCO Rate of urbanization urban population: 87.4% of total population (2018) rate of urbanization: 1.05% annual rate of change (2015- 20 est.) Heavily populated cities Major religions Church of Sweden (Lutheran) 63%, other (includes Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist) 17% (2016 est.) Educational data : Education expenditures 7.7% of GDP (2014) Age structure 0-14 years: 17.43% (male 892,462/female 843,375) 15-24 years: 11.31% (male 581,025/female 545,971) 25-54 years: 39.42% (male 1,993,590/female 1,933,080) 55-64 years: 11.58% (male 578,942/female 574,479)
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Sociocultural Environment Values and Communication :Being independent, hierarchy in Sweden seems to be for convenience only every citizen has equal rights, superiors are accessible, cable to speak out against leaders , Power is decentralized and managers count on the experience of the collective team to complete task . Sweden is an Individualist society. This means there is a high preference for a loosely-knit social framework in which individuals are expected to take care of themselves and their immediate families only. In Individualist societies offence causes guilt and a loss of self-esteem, the employer/employee relationship is a contract based on mutual advantage, hiring and promotion decisions are supposed to be based on merit only, management is the management of individuals. Business Etiquette : Business Personnel in Sweden are typically fairly reserved and as such it is important that all dealings are formal and serious until it is deemed acceptable by the respective Swedish personnel to allow events to become more relaxed. Ensure that, maintaining eye contact coupled with a firm handshake, you shake hands with all attendees on both arrival and departure.
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Sociocultural Environment cont. hofstede's cultural dimensions (Sweden)
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Sociocultural Environment cont. Power Distance Sweden scores low on this dimension (score of 31) which means that the following characterizes the Swedish style: Being independent, hierarchy for convenience only, equal rights, superiors accessible, coaching leader, management facilitates and empowers. Power is decentralized and managers count on the experience of their team members. Employees expect to be consulted. Control is disliked and attitude towards managers are informal and on first name basis. Communication is direct and participative Individualism Sweden, with a score of 71 is an Individualist society. This means there is a high preference for a loosely-knit social framework in which individuals are expected to take
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