Bric: Culture, Values, and Business Ethics Essay

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BRIC
Cultures, Values, and Business Ethics
Gabrielle Mastaglio
SUNY Oswego

Marketing 390
Kenneth Shaw
December 1, 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction………………………………………………………...………………………….3 2. Brazil………………………………………………………………..…………………………3 3.1 Brazil’s Culture and Values…………………………………………..……………………….4 3.2 Business Etiquette in Brazil……………………………...……………..……………………..5 3. Russia………………………………………………………………………………………….6 4.3 Russia’s Culture and Values…………………………………………………………………..7 4.4 Business Etiquette in Russia ………………………………………………………………….8 4. India …………………………………………………………………………………………...9 5.5 India’s Culture and Values……………………………………………………….....…………9 5.6 Business Etiquette in
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There is a large rate of crime in urban areas such as kidnapping, murdering and assaults. Killing of police officers are common in less wealthy areas as well. “The murder rate in greater São Paulo, for example, is some five times that of the New York metropolitan area” (Culture of Brazil, n.d.). The Brazilian government has The Federal Constitution of Brazil that provides the executive, legislative, and executive independent branches. Voting in Brazil today is universal and required for all literate Brazilian citizens aged from seventeen to seventy and is optional for the citizens who do not have the ability to read and write. In the country of Brazil there are many unique values the citizens hold. To begin with, the main religion of the country is Catholic. Brazil has the largest catholic community in the world. During the colonial times, there was no freedom of religion which meant that all of the Portuguese settlers and Brazilians were forced to the Roman Catholic faith which in turn made most of the population today Catholic. Another popular Brazilian religion is Umbanda, which is a blend of African and Catholicism religions. Some branches of the Umbanda religion wear white clothes in ceremonies while others do not. During ceremonies, all of the people sing, drink and smoke, being under the influence of the spirits. “Music and dance are essential in rituals because they facilitate

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