Assignment_Week_3_05-16-2010

Assignment_Week_3_05-16-2010 - Read the case study, Culture...

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Read the case study, Culture at Wal-Mart on pg. 68. Western companies often impose western culture on the country in which the business is launched. Locate an article that contains a similar situation as Wal-Mart and summarize the findings. What is your analysis of the situation? How could this have been prevented? The written assignment is to be 3-5 pages. Use one to two sources in addition to your text. The authors use the example of Starbucks, a company with core values that include teamwork, equal participation, and diversity. When looking to expand into South Korea, Starbucks realized that the country's culture valued power distance -- hierarchical relationships not conducive to equality or teamwork. "The company had to decide if it should change its organizational structure to be more hierarchical to 'fit' South Korea's national culture, or remain the same to maintain its core values," write Tsui and Chen. What the company found was that its decision didn't have to be quite so black-and-white.
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