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Introduction to Cross- Cultural Organizational Sharon Glazer, Ph.D. San Jose State University
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What do you think? The world is essentially a global village. The world would be a better place if everybody behaved like the people in my country. One could live in any country in the world, if one were honest and well-intentioned. Business is business in any country. Children’s upbringing at home and their lives in school and later in the workplace are unrelated. National cultures will be a thing of the past 50 years from now and beyond.
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What is Culture? A set of learned & shared attitudes, beliefs, values, customs, meanings, provides distinction and meaning for the existence of a given group of people over a period of history.
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What is Culture? cont’d It can be determined by national identification & historical-social circumstances. It is often taken for granted as reality by those within it. The attributes characterizing a culture may fluctuate in intensity of meaning and salience to certain individuals within the culture. Drastic political and economic changes may play a big role in the fluctuating meaning of cultural attributes.
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Culture Culture is adaptive Consists of shared elements How many cultures are there? Transmitted across time periods
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What Behaviors Vary Across Cultures? Objective culture Subjective culture What do we learn by analyzing subjective culture?
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Goals of Cross-Cultural Organizational Psychology Transport and Test Explore and Discover Integrate WHY? Emics vs. Etics Imposed vs. Derived Etics
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Theoretical Orientations Absolutism Relativism Universalism
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far? What is organizational psychology? What is culture? What is cross-cultural psychology? From which discipline does it come? What is cross-cultural organizational
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