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International Business (Selecting Oversees Employees and Culture Shock)

International Business (Selecting Oversees Employees and Culture Shock)

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International Business 6-13-2011 Selecting Oversees Employees and Culture Shock Selecting Overseas Employees: Competence Factors 1. Cultural Competence (country director level position) a. Easily adapts b. Usually don’t believe in any one thing c. Can easily read and feel people 2. Technical Competence (everyone else) a. Believes in rules b. Believes truly in what he/she believes in 2 People for International Business (minimum) 1. Country Director a. Most powerful b. Translator 2. Finance Head a. Makes hard decisions b. Competitive Business around the world is English. Adaptability Factors: Personal characteristics: Age- many cultures care about the age of their employees -Most the rest of the world wants experience (they look for older people) Sex- for most countries females do not get respect like males do in some countries.
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-Female friendly countries are Scandinavian countries and Europe Health- American (high-end/ wealthy) is the best Medicare. -Middle east
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