Business and Management
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Cross Cultural Managment
MGT 3146 Mr. Kiren Ross
Usman Habib M00429797
Table of Contents PART 1: 4 1) INTRODUCTION: 4 2) Country Macro Level Fact Sheet 5 Socio-Economic Comparison (CIA, 2015) 5 3) Hofstede Model : Comparing Lebanon and Netherlands 8 PART B : Cultural Intelligence 10 1) Cultural Intelligence: Globalization 10 2) Decision Making: 11 3) Negotiation & Communication: 12 4 )Leadership: 14 Section C: Advice and Recommendation 15
The term globalization has been defined as the process in which different countries interconnect because of the dependence that the buyers, sellers, producers and governments (Parker, 2005). During the course of the last decade the world has seen globalization increase in such a magnituite that the world as a whole is seen as a single market place. Due to the adaptation of this concept, different cultures have to come together to work for a single goal their organizations provide them with, which normally is ‘success’. Culture is defined as a set of values, traditions, mind set, and norms that a set of people follow in that geographical location, these are the things passed on from generation to generation (Hofstede, 1980). For a business to be successful outside their home country, they need to understand the culture they are going into as well as understand the differences it holds from their originating country. Successful businesses creates a work force with enough multi-cultural training while making sure they acquire the necessary skills needed for dealing with different problems. These are the skills that develop an understanding of the culture, along with creating a cultural intelligence (Inkeles & Levinson, 1969).
Due to Globalization the need of developing these skills are almost necessities as companies keep fulfilling their needs by hiring…...