Chapter 1 discusses Dr. Geert Hofsted's "dimensions of national character". What is the
power index score? What does this mean to a global manager?
The power index score is determined by the index score that Hofsted assigned to his
original study of 40 co
How does religion influence the expected role of men and women? To what extent is this
The answer to this question varies, depending on the culture and depending on what time frame
we are talking about. Currently in the United States
What are some implications regarding legal versus illegal immigrants and management changes
to accommodate this more diverse workforce? Pros? Cons?
There are many implications regarding immigrants and the management changes that need to be
made in order t
Briefly describe NAFTA. What are some pros and cons that arise from opening up to a free-trade
NAFTA is the North American Free Trade Agreement, basically it allows nearly free trade
between Mexico, Canada, and the United States. There are stil
What are some challenges of doing business in countries where bribery and corruption are
considered "normal business" practices? What are some personal and professional qualities
global leaders should cultivate?
There are some major challenges of doing bu
Why is it important for you to increase your knowledge and skill in Asian cultures, languages,
negotiation styles, and business practices? Include examples.
It is important to increase my knowledge and skill in Asian cultures, languages, negotiation
In what ways does a multicultural workforce impact an organization's productivity?
There are many ways in which a multicultural workforce impacts an organizations
productivity. These can impact an organization in a positive and negative way. One way that
Choose a well-known woman leader in a global business. Give a description of the woman and
her position. How has she succeeded? Include any societal forces that may have contributed to
her advancement along with any barriers that might have been a challen
Our focus should not only be on the differences in various cultures. How might we use these
differences as a resource and create bridges, partnerships, and learn from each other? Include
There are so many lessons we can learn from the difference
What is Emotional Intelligence? Can a high degree of emotional intelligence increase your
ability at resolving conflicts when negotiating across cultures? Please explain. Include examples.
Emotional intelligence is made up of five different components. Th
Describe what it means to be a high or low-context culture. How does the matter
of context impact communications? Provide examples.
A high-context culture uses more vague forms of (or high-context) communications:
information is either in the physical con