Global Business Cultural Analysis: Italy
October 6, 2014
Globalization has an impact on how nations do international business. In ever nation there are particular dimensions of culture that can impact international business. The paper will discuss and analyze the major elements and dimensions of culture in Italy. The dimensions of culture discussed in the paper are languages, values, dress code, etiquette, time, and education. The paper then discusses how these elements and dimensions are integrated by locals conducting business in Italy. The paper then describes how elements and dimension, and integration by locals in Italy compare to culture and business in the United States. Finally, the paper discusses implications for US businesses that wish to conduct business in this region.
Global Business Cultural Analysis: Italy
Globalization in the business world is known as the advancement or development of businesses within a globalized world. Every nation has different cultures and systems for conducting business. In order for globalization to be successful all cultures have to be incorporated and combined into the business world. There are particular dimensions of culture that can impact globalized business between nations. The main dimensions of culture that can impact globalized business are languages, communication, values, dress code, etiquette, time, education, and politics. Italy is a nation that is centered on family relationships, trust, and socialization. Locals in Italy integrate these elements and dimensions into conducting business. The culture and business in the United States compares to and different from the elements and dimension, along with the integration by locals in Italy. Then the paper will discuss implications for United States businesses that wish to conduct business in this region. Background
Italy is a long cape shaped in the form of a boot, enclosed by the Tyrrhenian Sea and Adriatic, constrained by France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. Italy has been a Fascist government since 1922. In 1938 anti-Jewish laws were ratified by Italy banishing Jewish pupils and instructors from schools; limiting the Jewish community, specialized and financial presence, and canceling the residency of Jews that had been established after 1919. In 1940 Mussolini declared that before 1925 Italy would not have any more Jews. In 1940 Jews that were still in Italy were detained and imprisoned in camps, when Italy merged into the war. In 1943 the Allies landed in Sicily. Mussolini was defeated in 1943. Mussolini’s replacement engaged a cease-fire contract with the Allies in 1943. Then Mussolini was resumed into control, and the Fascist government was reinstated. The banishment of Jews was directed by German militaries in 1943. What are the major elements and dimensions of culture in this region? The main dimensions of culture in Italy are languages, values, styles, etiquette, time, education, and politics. There are seven cultural dimensions and Italy has a placement in each dimension. The first cultural dimension is Universalism vs. Particularism. Italy is between both dimensions. The nation uses rules as guidelines, not universal truths. Individualism vs. Communitarism is the next cultural dimensions. Amongst the two, the Italy citations are individualistic people because they put themselves and family first in life. Specific vs. Diffuse emphases on parting amongst altered features of life such as professional and personal. Italy’s society try to incorporate professional parts into their personal lives. Affective vs. Neutral determines how individuals display or conceal their feelings. Italy’s citizens are affectionate individuals who like to embellish everything. Achievement vs. Ascription is when an individual has to accomplish goals to achieve a particular standing or were born with position and honors. Sequential vs....
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