Cross Culture Management

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AYEBALE GORRETH
RE: NO099034636
CROSS CULTURE MANAGEMENT
PGBM 07
(ASSIGNMENT)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................................3

1. CROSS CULTURE MANAGEMENT..............................................................................3 2.1 Application of Cross-cultural Theories and Concepts to the Peer Action Learning Sets (PALS)...........................................................................................................................3 2.2 Focus on Self..................................................................................................................5 2.3 Focus on Individual........................................................................................................6 2.4 Focus on Interaction.......................................................................................................7 2.5 Focus on Cultural Diversity...........................................................................................9

2. THE ORGANISATION CULTURAL TEAM................................................................10

3. THE ROLE OF POWER IN RELATION TO GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN ORGANISATIONS................................................................................................................11

Appendix..................................................................................................................................13
References............................................................................................................................20

INTRODUCTION
The concept of globalization has brought people from different parts of the global and from different cultural backgrounds into routine contact with each other and each other’s cultures (Morrison, 2002, P.118). Adjusting to cultural differences can directly have an effect on the achievements or failure of the project. Culture has been defined differently by different scholars nevertheless it can be defined as a set of basic assumptions-shared solutions to universal problems of adaptation and internal integration which have evolved over time and are handed down from one generation to the next (Schneider and Barsoux 1997 P.20). Therefore when engaging in strategic coalition, setting up operations abroad or attracting the local market, companies have to comprehend how culture can be harnessed to drive business forward. Companies also need to analyze the potential for culture clashes that can undermined good intentions (Schneider and Barsoux 1997 P.10).

1. CROSS-CULTURAL MANAGEMENT
1. 1 Application of cross-cultural theories and concepts to the Peer Action Learning Sets (PALS)
Culture from the diverse global world can best be explained by using the cultural dimensions adopted by various researchers as indicated in figure 1.1.1 in the appendix of whom include Schein, Trompenaars, Hall, Hofstede and Alder. According to Morrison (2002) P.138, Hofstede carried out a research on IBM employees in 50 countries to distinguish the different culture dimensions. My PALS group consists of four diverse cultures from India, Pakistani, Thailand and Uganda. To arrive at the differences and similarities between cultures, I considered the various different dimensions adopted by Geert Hofstede which include, uncertainty avoidance, power distance, individualism versus collectivism, and...
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