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Final Examination Country of Origin: Ireland Presentation Country: United Arab Emirates Caitlin Mooney Professor Ives INT104 April 28, 2006
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Caitlin Mooney INT 104 Ives April 27, 2006 Final Exam 1. Country United Arab Emirates Ireland Power Distance: This measures the differences in equality amongst the people of a nation. A high ranking suggests that there is great division between the wealthy and lower classes and makes it hard for people in the lower classes to rise up in society. A low ranking shows that there is not a big difference between citizens’ power and wealth in the country, and there is much opportunity and equality for the population as a whole. 80 The UAE has a high score for power distance because of the big gap between classes in the country. There is a respect for authority and centralized authority in the UAE. Also, people who are high up in business tend to stay there, and people in a lower working class do not typically move up the corporate ladder. Everyone is believed to have their place in society and the business world and that is where they stay their whole lives. 28 Ireland received a low score for this category because there is little division between classes. Ireland has minimized the social and class structures and those in powerful positions are modest and tend to minimize the gap between themselves and their employees beneath them. There is also much respect for individuality, which is another part of low power distance. Uncertainty Avoidance: 68 35
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This measures the amount of structure and allowance for ambiguity there is in a country. A high ranking indicates that a country will have more formal rules and is more specific and detailed in planning. A low ranking would reflect that the country prefers generalization and encourages individual opinions instead of a consensus. Because of the UAE’s high ranking in this area, it can be concluded that they have a large set of standard rules in order to eliminate ambiguities. They look for consensus when coming to a conclusion. Also, they prefer detailed plans, which can be seen when making appointments, where not only is the date set, but also what time of the day the meeting will occur. Ireland’s low score shows that they are more lax when it comes to law-making, creating a society that is not strict with rules. The Irish feel that the fewer rules there are, the better. They approve of risk taking, which can be reflecting in their relaxed attitude toward drinking. Masculine vs Feminine: This measures the extent to which the country’s society enforces the traditional role of a male in which he is in control and has the power in a household and working situation. A high rank suggests that the country sees a big difference in 52 The UAE’s moderate score for this area reflects the equality between men and women. In the workforce, for example, both genders are seen as equals. Women have big roles in businesses, not just men. This culture is one of the few that have
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