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Charli GreenItalyCountryAnalysis(World Atlas, 2020)
Introduction: ItalyRationaleI chose Italy for my analysis due to my family ties and to further my understanding of theirbusiness culture. They are a country rich in traditions while also moving forward quickly intodays technology driven fields such as aerospace manufacturing.Location and Geography(Central Intelligence Agency, 2020)Regional Location: Southern EuropeWater Access: Adriatic Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Ionian Sea, Ligurian Sea, Mediterranean SeaBordering Countries: Austria, France, Holy See (Vatican City), San Marino, Slovenia,SwitzerlandNatural Hazards and Climate:Landslides, mudflows, avalanches, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flooding; landsubsidence in Venice(World Atlas, 2020)(World Atlas, 2020)
Sociocultural EnvironmentCountry Composition(Central Intelligence Agency, 2020)Literacy Rate: 99.2% (15+)Rate of Urbanization: 0.29% annual rate of changeHeavily Populated Cities: Rome (capital), Milan, Naples,Turin, Bergamo, PalermoMajor Religions: Christian (mostly Roman Catholic), MuslimEducational Data: Educational expenditures (3.8% of GDP)Age Structure: 0-14 years: 13.45%, 15-24 years: 9.61%, 25-54years: 40.86%, 55-64 years: 14%, 65 years and over: 22.08%(Central Intelligence Agency, 2020)
Sociocultural EnvironmentValues and Communication(Hofstede, 2020)Power Distance: Score of 50Individualism: Score of 76Masculinity: Score of 70Uncertainty Avoidance: Score of 75Long-Term Orientation: Score of 61Indulgence: Score of 30
Sociocultural EnvironmentValues and Communication(Italy - Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette, 2020) (Hofstede, 2020)The languages most spoken in Italy areItalian (93%), Sardinian (1.7%), Albanian (0.2%), German, and French.Nonverbal communication includes handshake when greeting with direct eye contact and smile. Nice clothingis crucial. Appearance is very important, also known as ‘bella figura’ or beautiful figure. Italians often assesspeople before words are even exchanged. They are also known for being very expressive with their hands andbody while talking.Northern Italy and the United States both share the “I” quality over “we”. They also have similar viewpoints asfar as Power Distance ratings and masculinity. They prefer the equality of all people in the workplace and aremotivated by wanting to be the best. When it comes to Uncertainty Avoidance ,however, these countriesgreatly differ, Italy being very high ranked and stressful (leading to more social breaks to unwind) versus the USis lower than average and more tolerant of new ideas and fewer rules. Long Term Orientation in Italy is alsomuch higher than in the US, somewhat due to Italy's deep roots but also because Americans are overall lesspragmatic people. The last factor is Indulgence, which Italians and the US share dramatically different views.

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