The East Is East And The West Is West

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The East is East and the West is West!
China is the one of the largest countries in the world. As to population China is the first country in the world.
China is a great country. China has a recorded history of nearly four thousand years.

Key Issues
What is “culture”?
Substantial differences among societies arise from cultural differences
Culture differences are related to social structure, religion, language, education, economic and political philosophy
“Culture” and workplace values are related
Culture changes over time …
… influenced by economic advancement, technological change, globalization
Differences in national culture influence the conduct of business internationally

What is culture?
Culture is a society’s (or group’s) system of shared, learned values and norms; as a whole, these values and norms are the society’s (or group’s) design for living
Values: abstract ideas about the good, the right, the desirable
Norms: social rules and guidelines; determine appropriate behavior in specific situations
Folkways: norms of little moral significance dress code; table manners; timeliness
Mores: norms central to functioning of social life bring serious retribution: thievery, adultery, alcohol

National culture
“Nation”: is a useful way to define the boundaries of a society similarity among people a cause -- and effect -- of national boundaries
“Nation”: is a useful way to bound and measure culture for conduct of business culture is a key characteristic of society and can differ significantly across national borders
Can also vary significantly within national borders culture is both a cause and an effect of economic and political factors that vary across national borders laws are established along national lines

Social Structure and Culture
Societies vary based on whether the unit of social organization is the individual or the group
Society is often stratified into classes or castes
High-low stratification
High-low mobility between

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