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multicultural workforces
members from nontraditional labor sources and ethnic backgrounds.
Globalization
growing worldwide interdependence of resource suppliers, product markets, and business competition.
outsourcing
paying other people to do your work instead of doing it within the workforce.
offshoring
outsourcing to people in other countries
job migration
moving jobs from one place or country to another.
Global manager
knows how to conduct business in multiple countries, is culturally adaptable, and is often multilingual. - a new breed of manager
culture
the learned, shared way of doing things in a particular society. - how they eat dress, talk, etc.
low-context cultures
the messages they are giving is conveyed by the words someone uses and not particularly the context in which it is spoken. Ex= us, canada, aussie
high context cultures
words are only part of the message. the rest has to be inferred or interpreted from the context. ex=asion and middle easterns
polychronic culture
not much rush to get things done, the idea that if the time is passed its not a problem because it will get done later. tend to do moe than one thing at a time
monochronic culture
more time oriented. things have to be done when they are done and they do one thing at a time
power distance
the willingness of a culture to accept status and power differences among its members.
uncertainty avoidance
tendency to be uncomfortable wit huncertainty and risk in life.
individualism collectivism
cultural tendency to emphasize either individual or group interests.
masculinity-feminity
cultural tendency to value either stereotypical male or female traits.
long/short term orientation
cultural tendency to emphasize values associated with the future or now.
parochialism
assuming your way is the only way
ethnocentrism
assuming your way is the best, but there are other ways.
multinational corporation
a business with extensive international operations in more than one country.
Domestic multiculturalism
cultural diversity within a national population. ex=LA
expatriate
works and lives in a foreign country for a long time.
sweatshop
making people work under bad labor conditions
cultural relativism
says that ethical behavior is determined by its cultural context
ethical absolutism
assumes that one moral standard applies to all cultures.
global organizational learning
the ability to gather rom the world at large the knowledge required for long term organizational adaption.