MBA 6601, International Business Unit I Assignment Characteristics Iraq China Portugal Power Distance High A very high score of 95, indicative of a central authority acceptance with an inherently unequal hierarchical order. High A high score of 80, indicative of a central authority acceptance with an inherently unequal hierarchical order. Medium With an acceptance of the hierarchical distance, a score of 63 reveals that powerful people are allowed special privileges. Uncertainty Avoidance High With a high preference for avoiding uncertainty, they scored an 85, preferring to keep stringent codes of beliefs with an intolerance towards unorthodox ideas and innovations. Low 30 is a low score, reflecting their concern for truth, and comfort with ambiguity, adaptable and entrepreneurial society. High 99 is a clear message as to the very high preference for avoiding uncertainty. With a rigid code of beliefs, and a rejection of unorthodox ideas, the urge to work hard and have security are important. Individualism/Collectivis m Low With a low score of 30, they are a collectivistic society with strong “group” ties, loyalty to group and strong relationships to group are paramount.
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