Meme

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Topic 1
Before starting your conference read “How to read and use a case study” posted in Content.
View the video “Impact of Culture on Business: Spotlight on China.” Then read “Shifting Sands of Saudi Society,” DRS, pp. 46-50 and “Charles Martin in Uganda,” DRS pp. 79-82. Based on the video and the Saudi Arabia and Uganda cases, discuss: * How does an understanding of local culture give managers an advantage in working in business competition? * Which operational, managerial, or organizational processes are most affected by cultural differences (social structures and control systems, language and aesthetics, religion and other belief systems, education systems, etc.)? * How might the cultural differences you identified affect the cost of doing business? * What industries tend to be particularly subject to cultural differences? Why?
Be specific. Support your views with references to the required course materials. Provide concrete examples of both cultural elements and specific countries.

Topic 2
1. Read DRS, “Anglo American PLC in South Africa: What Do You Do When Costs Reach Epidemic Proportions,” pp.207-211.
2. View the Michael Porter and World Economic Forum videos.
3. Select two multinational corporations where the MNCs are different industries (e.g., manufacturing/Ford and pharmaceutical/Merck). The choice of MNCs is yours. It is first-come, first-served. “Reserve” your two MNCs quickly. Post a response in Conferences to Topic 2. In the “Subject” box/line state the MNCs you selected. You must pick different MNCs.
4. Go to the two MNCs’ websites and locate their most recent CSR reports, also often called corporate citizenship, sustainability, or corporate responsibility reports. To locate the reports: Go to http://www.csrwire.com/reports orhttp://www.wbcsd.org/publications-and-tools.aspx or http://globaledge.msu.edu/industries/ or…...

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