International Management. Phatak, Bhagat, and Kashlak. CHAPTER 5. The Cultural Environment. Learning Objectives. Understand the concept of culture and cultural variations in international management. Explain the relationship of environmental factors on societal culture.
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Phatak, Bhagat, and Kashlak
The Cultural Environment
Consists of such things as infrastructure of roads, architecture, patterns of music, food, and dress habits
Ways that people categorize experience, associations, beliefs, attitudes, self-definitions, role definitions, norms, and values
Country Specific Influences
Eco. system; Political system
Important historical events
Customs and Traditions of the Country
Religion; Dialects and languages
Cultural Orientation and Value Pattern
Work; Money; Time; Family; Authority; Change; Risk; Equality
International Management Functions
Organizing and controlling; Managing technological change; Motivating; Communicating; Decision-making; Negotiating; Ethical/ social respon.
… may be defined as a state of heightened awareness for the values and frames of reference of the host culture.
Singapore Hong Kong
S. Vietnam Philippines
World of beauty
World of peace