W2Q2 #7.docx - An example of a country that differs culturally in the business world from our own is the United Arab Emirates When researching the

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An example of a country that differs culturally in the business world from our own is the United Arab Emirates. When researching the culture of this country, I found some interesting information, such as its Geert Hofstede Analysis. An element that was shown in the analysis was the country’s high “Power Distance” ranking, which “…is indicative of a high level of inequality of power and wealth within the society. These populations have an expectation and acceptance that leaders will separate themselves from the group and this condition is not necessarily subverted upon the population, but rather accepted by the society as their cultural heritage” (International Business Etiquette, n.d., para.7). This is something that is very different from our culture and is proven in the Hofstede analysis. For the United States, the Power Distance ranking was one of the lowest (International Business Etiquette, n.d., para. 11). This is something in which our two cultures differ. Another interesting fact I discovered in UAE culture is that in
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  • Spring '14
  • LawrenceFilippelli
  • Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, International Business Etiquette

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