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These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length . Title Length Color Rating   The Cultural Dimensions of Hofstede - I. Introduction This essay aimed to evaluate and critique the paper written by Geoffrey Williams and John Zinkin. It was divided into seven parts. First of all, I would brief introduce what the essay is about, followed by giving the description of the paper being evaluated. Then, theory and literature would be evaluated, with highlighting the theoretical frameworks used by the authors in developing the paper. Research design and approach would come to the fourth part, in which I would explore the research design and methods and discuss the benefits and limitations....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Evaluation of Journal Article Involving Cross Cultural Perception of European Dutch and African Curaçaoans - Evaluation of Journal Article I. Introduction The essay is about to evaluate the journal written by Coen Heijes and express my personal interpretation of the article. The essay was divided into five sections. First of all, I would briefly outline the topic of the article and introduce the findings made by the author. Secondly, I would analyze the theory and literature review by evaluating the main theoretical framework. Then research design and methods would be discussed, followed by the findings and conclusions given by the author....   [tags: culture, diversity] 2173 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Cultural Theory Of Risk Perceptions and The Psychometric Paradigm - Introduction Over the years, theorists have tried to articulate how and why people perceive risk differently and how risk can be managed in organisations (Sjoberg, 1979). Risk perception can be defined as the “judgments people make when asked to evaluate hazardous activities and technologies” (Slovic, 1987). Marris et al (1998) examined the risk perceptions of people in Norwich using two trenchant approaches; the psychometric paradigm and cultural theory. This report aims to critically analyse the comparison between the two theories as covered by the article, and conclusions drawn....   [tags: Comparisons, Risk, Culture]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom - In 1995, Delpit published Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom. Although the excerpt analyzed in this paper is from a larger work, it was written by Delpit (1995) as a self-contained speech. This excerpt includes many of the concepts Delpit believes to be the basic cultural conflicts in the classroom, which are stereotyping, child-deficit assumptions and student isolation and invisibility. Delpit's goal is to "remove the dynamic of oppression that are inherent in any classroom…that come together when (primarily white) teachers spend time with 'other people's children'" (Delpit, 1995, )....   [tags: Analysis, Delpit] 1282 words
( pages) Good Essays [preview] Hofstede's Indexes for National Culture - When operating across borders or within the US workforce an understanding of national cultural differences is vital. These cultural differences are interconnected to how cultures vary rendering to their value sets, standards, philosophies and assumptions. Geert Hofstede’s famous frameworks produced a major cross-cultural study in national subsidiaries of IBM Corporation (Porter, Bigley & Steers, 2003). He carried out a research based on questionnaires from IBM employees capturing from sixty-six countries....   [tags: cultural tendencies in 66 countries of the world] 729 words
( pages) Better Essays [preview] What are the International Management Challenges Confronting Managers of Multinational Operations? - The increase of globalisation has presented businesses with unexampled opportunities for global investment and trade. Deemed by Rosabeth Moss Kanter as “one of the most powerful and pervasive influences on nations, businesses, workplaces, communities and lives” (1995, as cited in Schermerhorn et al., 2014), globalisation has allowed many multinational corporations (MNCs) to expand coordination and control of their activities to foreign countries by forming subsidiaries and joint ventures. This is necessary to establish a presence in the increasingly competitive international market and is now a pre-requisite for business survival and growth....   [tags: Cross-Cultural Training, Host Countries]
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( pages) Research Papers [preview] Cultural Challenges In Doing Business Overseas - The Cultural Challenges of Doing Business Overseas Many young American entrepreneurs are seeking to do businesses internationally. Some entrepreneurs want to expand their businesses and the others want to challenge their skills. When young American entrepreneurs launched their businesses overseas, they assumed that money would help them to overcome any obstacle because the value of . Dollars is higher than most of the countries' currencies....   [tags: International Business Market] 1184 words
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Cultural Challenges Of Doing Business Overseas - The Cultural Challenges of Doing Business Overseas The fall of the Soviet Union in 1989 and the Velvet Revolution ended Czechoslovakia turbulent political history, and establishing democracy. The Czech Republic is embracing the western style models of political and economic reform. In addition the Czech Republic made an agreement and is now a member of the European Union. This will increase their potential for expanding markets and creating an ideal environment for foreign trade and business investment opportunities (kwintessential, 2008)....   [tags: International Business Culture] 1977 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Cultural Challenges of Doing Business Overseas - The Cultural Challenges of Doing Business Overseas Introduction For an American company to be successful overseas with business ventures they have to take risks in making business decisions which can be challenging. Steve Kafka, an American of Czech origin and a franchisor for Chicago Style Pizza, has decided to expand his business into the Czech Republic. He knows it is a risky decision; when he became a franchisor, he had to overcome great deal of difficulties. Steve anticipates he will face some of these difficulties again at the new location in Prague, Czech Republic....   [tags: International Business Global] 1576 words
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Chicago Style Pizza In The Chzech Republic - Introduction Steve Kafka is an American born citizen of Czech origin and a franchisor for Chicago Style Pizza. Steve has decided to open a franchise in the Czech Republic, a place where he has family and friends. Steve has visited the Czech Republic several times and speaks the language very fluently. Even though he has some basic knowledge about the Czech Republic, he still anticipates some difficulties at the new location in Prague. He knows his decision is not without risk but is ready to meet the challenge....   [tags: International Business Cultural Barriers] 1403 words
(4 pages) Strong Essays [preview] Cultural Context & It’s Impact on Promotions for Marketing Campaigns & Strategies - Cultural Context & It’s Impact on Promotions for Marketing Campaigns & Strategies It goes without saying, that the influence of cultural on marketing strategies and campaigns is significant. If a company does not or cannot understand fundamental aspects of culture in a market they are launching or operating a promotional campaign, there is the possibility that the objectives of the promotion may not be realized. Aspects of Culture The significance of cultural context on marketing campaigns and related promotions only intensifies when those programs are expanded to other local markets, regional markets, or foreign markets....   [tags: Marketing ]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] International Marketing - Introduction Marketing across cultures around the world is increasingly becoming a thriving business with the fast-speed globalisation nowadays. The Four ‘Ps’ of marketing, namely product, price, place and promotion, include most of the elements of marketing decision-making. However, socio-cultural factors, in considering the combination of marketing strategies, will always run through them. Socio-cultural factors have a huge influence in people's concept of product and buying behavior. Lack of cultural awareness not only can lead to a decrease of product sales, but can even collapse the company’s whole international image....   [tags: Marketing, social, cultural factors]
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( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Considering Culture in the Selection of Teaching Approaches for Adults - Considering Culture in the Selection of Teaching Approaches for Adults Adult educators are increasingly committed to designing learning that takes into account cultural differences. We are discovering that “valuing” diversity is not enough to enable educators from the dominant culture, particularly European Americans living in the United States, to recognize difference and know how to change instruction so that learners who have felt marginalized feel visible and valued. This Digest examines the different dimensions of culture that are relevant to the adult learning context, speaking primarily to the case of the United States, including both the personal cultures of learners and educators,...   [tags: Adult Education Learning Cultural Essays]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Incorporating Family Involvement with Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for Chinese Americans in Elementary Schools - Cultural diversity has been a major issue of concern for several decades, and it has affected institutions of learning, where facilitators have to balance the family and school involvement in enhancing learning. Establishing a meaningful environment for students with diverse backgrounds enhances positive performance in their academic, personal, and professional objectives. A healthy relationship with family members involves identifying the needs of each family’s cultural stand; this is because a culture may play a major role in defining a family’s responsiveness to a school’s involvement....   [tags: chinese americans, cultural diversity] 2264 words
( pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Corporate Social Responsibility at Bread Talk - ... Applying this to the research case, by committing to more CSR initiatives, this in return attracts employees of same beliefs and values to BreadTalk which then increases organization commitment and improves organization behaviour. The strong emphasis on CSR in BreadTalk allows individuals to develop self-concept; it is an underlying force that motivates employee’s behaviour to align with BreadTalk’s values. This creates a multiplier effect, resulting employees to feel belonged and this increases the willingness to put in work effort....   [tags: cultural differences, sustainable business]
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( pages) Term Papers [preview] Cross Cultural Communication and Negotiations - National Culture of Cyprus Intorduction In this section, we will examine the National Culture of Cyprus and review a number of specific, key areas. Language and its use will be analysed as well as the role religion rlays in a Cypriots life. Family values are another extremeally important factor in a Cypriots life. Educational structure and participation will be presented as will the business culture of Cyprus. Geert Hofstede Model As Cyprus is closely related to greece, I have chosen Greece from the Geert Hofsstede Model to compare and contrast five dimensions of the model with Ireland....   [tags: ireland, cyprus culture, greece]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] Managing Global Supply Chain - ... Having a clear view of inventory supplies in the supply chain can help management avoid overstocking, predict trends in customer demands and maintain peak performance in the assembly line process. A major component of GII that helps in management of the global supply chain is information resource management (IRM). IRM, which is comprised of several processes to help effectively operate, coordinate and manage all aspects of the global supply chain (Selig, 1982). Selig (1982) breaks out IRM planning into seven major components: 1. Gaining support of management at all levels within the organization....   [tags: cultural views, time differences]
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( pages) Better Essays [preview] Business Corporate Social Responsibility - ... BreadTalk created 'Ping Chuan Xiong' 平川熊 (Peace Panda) to make a difference and to give back to the society during a crisis as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility program. (BreadTalk Group Limited 2012) This would create the sense of satisfaction from the employees as they are deemed as a participant of a worthy cause, providing a need for those in need. The employees of BreadTalk would have a sense of belonging and they would be more dedicated to the organization. They would also learn that the organization they are working for care for the community with a sense of pride....   [tags: self-regulation, cultural difference] 685 words
(2 pages) Better Essays [preview] The Healthcare Delivery System - The health care delivery system include a vast range of technical resources and personnel. The Health care services should involve the overall person’s dignity by communicating and co-ordinating the thoughts, by involving the patient support and empowerment. Additional factors that are influencing the patient centeredness and provider patient communication include:- the Language barriers, which promote the racial and ethnic concordance and differences between the patient and provider which will affect the cultural competency and effect the disabilities on the patients’ health care experiences....   [tags: cultural competency, patien safety] 1221 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Masterchef Israel’s Diaspora Representation - Gil Productions’ most popular television format Masterchef Israel draws in an audience through emphasizing aesthetically the multiculturalism of the contestants. On the season three finale, two of the finalists added their own distinctive flavors and spices to their final meals, thus separating their creations from the average Israeli dish. Masterchef winner Tom Franz migrated from Germany to Israel, and even while cooking kosher for the show still managed to use his German delicacies. Masterchef Israel seized the opportunity to frame Tom Franz’s merging of cultures on the show as the acceptance and appreciation of diaspora nationalism....   [tags: German Mannerisms, Cultural Identity]
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( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Foucauldian Notion and Sexuality - The very term Sexualit­‘ies’ bursts the notion of sexuality as a monolith institution. It underlines the fact that there is more than one form of sexuality which are often suppressed and constantly marginalised to legitimise and uphold the dominant norm. However I will use the terms ‘Sexuality’ and ‘Sexualities’ as interchangeable in this paper. I will begin by tracing various approaches that have historically been adopted to understand sexuality. Then I will discuss sexuality as a form of desire (transgression of heteronormative ideal) and how the women’s movement in India is conceptualizing it....   [tags: freud, cultural, normative] 1021 words
( pages) Strong Essays [preview] Globalization and Education - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s Bureau of Strategic Planning (2004) reported that globalization has not only contributed to the greater exchanges of ideas and awareness of the uniqueness of individual cultures and societies, but has highlighted the fundamental differences that result from these unique characteristics. There are many advantages for societies and cultures as they become increasingly interconnected (Heimonen, 2012) through the process of globalization....   [tags: UNESCO, cultural theories]
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(4 pages) Strong Essays [preview] Cultural Criticism: Barbie - Barbie, a doll manufactured by Mattel, Inc., encourages an unrealistic body image, racial insensitivity, and contradictive goals, and it is having a negative influence on young girls everywhere. Launched in March 1959 by Ruth Handler, an American business woman and president of Mattel, Inc., Barbie quickly became popular and has gone on to sell three dolls every second, in over one hundred and fifty countries. However, Barbie’s rise to success has not been wholly positive – there have been numerous controversies, parodies, and lawsuits, all addressing a number of issues....   [tags: Mattel doll, unrealistic body image] 1593 words
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