MHR 701--Global Organizational Behavior

MHR 701--Global Organizational Behavior - Global...

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Global Organizational Behavior MHR 701 Dr. Larry Inks Department of Management and Human Resources Fisher College of Business The Ohio State University
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2 Societal Culture and Organizational Behavior Ethnocentrism and Models of Cultural Diversity - Hofstede - GLOBE Other Cultural Differences Global Leadership Interacting with People from Other Cultures Thoughts on Global Careers, Travel, etc. Overview
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3 Culture Influences Organizational Behavior Organizational Behavior Organizational Culture Personal values/ethics Attitudes Assumptions Expectations Societal culture Customs Language Economic/ technological setting Political/ legal setting Ethnic background Religion
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4 Ethnocentrism Belief that one’s native country, culture, language and behavior are superior to that of others. Very natural; “similar to me” effect Often due to lack of knowledge or experience Negatively impacts individual and organizational success Greater awareness, training, exposure helps immensely (e.g., personal and/or professional travel) Ethnocentrism and Global Diversity Recognizing differences vs. assumed superiority in culture
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5 Cultures (and people) can be characterized using four basic dimensions related to cultural beliefs: - Power Distance - Individualism—Collectivism - Masculinity—Femininity - Uncertainty Avoidance - Long-term vs. Short-term Orientation Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions
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For each of the Hofstede dimensions below, write the name of the country/culture on the appropriate point on the scale: Power Distance Individualism—Collectivism Masculinity—Femininity Uncertainty Avoidance Time Orientation One Example of An Assessment Technique Low High Ind. Coll. Masc.
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course BUSMHR 701 taught by Professor Inks during the Summer '11 term at Ohio State.

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