China Myths, China Facts

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Case Study: China Myths, China Facts
Julliana Schlemper
Embry-Riddle Aeronautic University
Organizational Behavior & Change
MGMT520
Fernando Muniz
April 27, 2016

Case Study: China Myths, China Facts
Introduction
Considered the second-largest economy in the world, that should surpass the US in the next decade, China has a very unique culture. When I think about China, in a business way, I think about very serious people that know what they want and go get it. Chinese people like to know you more than what other people from other nationalities would. This way, Chinese can learn more about the person and know if they can trust you or not. Most of what Chinese do in business has to do with trust and how it’s built. The biggest difference between the West people and the Chinese people is we work on building a trust relationship (Harvard Business Review, 2015).
In this case study, I will comment about three myths that surround China’s culture, work ethic and management techniques. The three myths are collectivism, long-term deliberations and risk aversion.

Discussion Questions
1. Has this presentation challenged any assumptions you had about China and the Chinese people?
Yes. Movies, News, the media in general, have pictured China as a culture that is more inclined to the individualism more than collectivism. It was new to me to know that workers in China are more inclined to self-interest than their communities and the companies they work for.

2. Using your best cultural intelligence, how would you adjust your behavior on a business trip to China?
I believe that a little research about the Chinese culture would help. There is much information about Chinese culture, philosophies, and business behavior. I know that depending on the region, the culture can be different (USA Today, 2013). It is always relevant to get to know how to behave to keep…...

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