Week 6 Assignment

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 Schneider & Barsoux (2003) state, “ Examining the degree to which organizations have centralized power, specialized jobs and roles, and formalized rules and procedures, we find distinct patterns of organizing which prevail despite pressures for convergence. This raises concerns regarding the transferability of organizational forms across boarders and questions the logic of universal “best practices” (p.85). Schneider et al (2003) argue, “(the culturist perspective) is that different forms of organization emerge which reflect underlying cultural dimensions” (p. 87).

Questions/Deliverables:

1. Review the following links, Schneider & Barsoux’s Chapter 4, Globe’s Dimension Results, and the scholarly paper, see list below (You will find this article in the NOVA Library). Pay particular attention to Table 4.2 in Schneider and Barsoux’s chapter 4.

2. Prepare a two-page document of the key learning points that resonated with you regarding the impacts of long and short term orientations have on organizations. How did Hofstede’s dimensions influence the behaviors and choices made by the two companies presented in the case study above?
How does Ethics play into organizational decision-making?

3. Submit the document in the assignment link.

Case Materials
Schneider,S.C., & Barsoux, J.L.(2003). Managing across cultures. Chapter 4: Culture & Organization. London, England: Pearson Education Limited.

The Case Study
http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/daimler-alliance-mitsubishi.html

Japan
http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/japan-country-profiles.html
http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/en/corporate/philosophy/philosophy.html
http://www.mitsubishicorprtm.com/japan/english/corporate/philosophy.html
http://geert-hofstede.com/japan.html

Germany
http://www.daimler.com/company
http://www.daimler.com/company/corporate-governance
http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/germany-country-profile.html
http://geert-hofstede.com/germany.html

Additional Info
http://geert-hofstede.com/dimensions.html

Zhang, S., Liu, W., & Liu, X. (2012). Investigating the relationship between Protestant work ethic and Confucian dynamism: An empirical test in mainland China. Journal of Business Ethics, 106(2), 243-252. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-011-0993-8

GLOBE Dimension Results Attachment

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