Journal entry on Germany.
1. What important individual characteristics of Germans do we learn about from the positional
arrangement of the musicians in the German symphony?
2. What is the role of the conductor in the German symphony?
According to Gannon and Pillai, lila means magic, pastime or amusement. Lila also
refers to the activities of God and his devotees. In India, karma is understood as actions which
created cycle of cause and effect. The concept of dharma yoga indicates t
1. How has HSBC adapted its global strategy to operate in China, both before and after
Chinas WTO accession?
Before the WTO accession negotiations.
The Chinese government held banking industry in its hand. Chinas banking industry
operated as a cog in Chin
Answer 2 of the discussion questions (two out of questions 2, 3 and 4). Also, comment on any
integration of the "metaphors" with the case, and/or on any implications of the venture and nano
car the (natural) environment.
Only one entry is due the last day
The Fox School of Business and Management
Case Name: Wal-Marts Global Expansion
In Partial Fulfillment
International Marketing BM-0250 (IBA-275): Section #004
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PAN AMERICAN
MANAGEMENT 6334 95T
Course Syllabus Spring 2013
Class Time and Location:
Jorge Antonio Gonzlez, Ph.D.
1. Russia is described as a torn culture. What is the definition of a torn culture? Why is
Russia described in this way?
2. Describe the concepts of Russian drama and realism in the Russian Ballet metaphor.
Describe how this concept shapes at least two or
These journal questions must be answered by those using an old version of the book (Argentina
is available only in the newest version).
Spain is in the periphery of Europe. Its culture and role in the world are shaped by its history,
including its Arabic
The purpose of this discussion is to learn how to apply the theory from chapter 1 to a
case involving the largest multinational enterprise (according to the Global 500)
business strategy to expand into the Japanese and other markets.
1. Read the "Wal-Mart
1. What do GP mean with the idea of a "Primary focus on people" in the Mexican Fiesta
metaphor. How would this relate to the nature of relationships and communication style
prevalent in Mexican business culture? What behaviors and action would be you reco
The Mexican Fiesta
Focus on people
The role of religion
Focus on the present
Freedom within the social order
An alternative metaphor
The eagle and the serpent
An alternative metaphor: Tequila
Managers and international management scholars were intrigued by Japanese success and different
management techniques in the 70s and 80s. Theory Z, JIT, quality circles, and other management fads
grew out of our fascination with Japanese management. Altho
1. Describe the concept of guanxi according to Chinese culture (may be present in both
metaphors). How would you translate it into English (try Spanish too if you can)? Is this a
direct translation, or do you see any differences in guanxi with its English
On the study of culture
Dr. Jorge Gonzalez
Characteristics of Culture
A Model of Culture
How Culture A
Other analogies: Baseball, cowboys.
Strategy and strategic management
Violence and meetings
The group and the huddle
Read a chapter (from ) that is NOT assigned in the syllabus (one that we have not read,
and one that we will not read, see the syllabus).
Describe the major components and points of the metaphor.
What does the chapter make you think about this country? Wh
This case on "base of pyramid" strategies is new (to be part of the 9th edition of Luthans
and Doh) and available in the folder (see above)
Provide your answer to two questions at the end: Question 3 and another question (your
3. What is Nokias B
Communication: The process of
transferring meanings from sender to
Verbal communication styles
Early philosophies on Human Motivation
enlightened self-interest; that
which is in the best interest and
benefit to the individual and to
work contributes to salvation
Protestant work ethic
delve into th
n The study of morality and standards of conduct
n Ethics refers to accepted principles of right or wrong
that govern the conduct of a person, the members of a
profession, or the actions of an organization
n Business ethics are the accepted pri
How do the dances of tango and samba compare? How do they reflect their history and
their cultural and social similarities and differences?
Brazil and Argentina are both countries belong to the Latin American cultural cluster and
share a number of cultura