Discussion and reflection questions

Copy your posts from the learning topic Week 3 discussion and address all reflection questions below in the same document for this assignment submission. For each of the following questions, you will compose 3-5 sentences of responses. Use Hofstede’s cultural framework to assess your own cultural background. Identify your national culture scores based on Hofstede’s website ( http ://geert -hofstede .com/countries.html ). How do your personal values on these dimensions align with or deviate from your national culture? Compare your own cultural background with one other national culture, say Brazil or China. Describe the influences of cultural differences on your managerial behaviors against the other national’s managerial behaviors, such as decision making, risk taking, and organizational loyalty. How might different ethical philosophies influence how managers make decisions when it comes to offshoring of job? List different ethical philosophies and apply them in reasoning whether offshoring decision is ethical.

Discussion & Reflection #3 due June 26 (Sunday). Discussion & Reflection #4 Copy your posts from the learning topic Week 4 discussion and address all reflection questions below in the same document for this assignment submission. For each of the following questions, you will compose 3-5 sentences of responses. Define the four basic predispositions MNCs have toward their international operations. Explain the role of globalization imperative in implementing these four basic predispositions (p.142). One of the most common entry strategies for MNCs is the joint venture. Why are so many companies opting for this strategy? Under what circumstances would a fully owned subsidiary be a better choice? Some international management experts contend that globalization and national responsiveness are diametrically opposed forces, and that to accommodate one, a MNC must relax its efforts in the other. Provide an example to explain the extent to which this is an accurate statement.

Discussion & Reflection#4 due on July 3 (Sunday). Discussion & Reflection #5 Copy your posts from the learning topic Week 5 discussion and address all reflection questions below in the same document for this assignment submission. For each of the following questions, you will compose 3-5 sentences of responses. What are the dominant characteristics of high achievers? Using Figure 12–7 in Chapter 12 as your point of reference, determine which countries likely will have the greatest percentage of high achievers. Why is this so? Of what value is your answer to the study of international management? What do international managers need to know about the use of reward incentives to motivate personnel? What role does culture play in this process? Apply three motivation theories to support your answers.

Discussion & Reflection #5 due on July 10 (Sunday). Discussion & Reflection #6 Copy all your posts in learning topic Week 6 discussion and address all the following questions.

1. What will be the ideal incentive plan for each cultural group?

2. Identify challenges you will face when trying to work effecitvely in a cross-cultural team.

3. What are your recommendations for improving the effectivenss of a cross-cultural team?

Discussion & Reflection #6 is due on July 17 (Sunday).

 

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