Cultural Differences And Clarization In Business Analysis

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Globalization has been an occurrence for many centuries. Globalization started when international businesses much easier. Becoming a successful international business means that the corporation really has to understand the culture they are moving their business into. They have to figure out how the businesses in the country they are locating to operate. They need to know the ethics of the country and the different standards they have there. These organizations that want to expand to different countries have to realize they have to have a positive relationship with their foreign contractors, government, and allies. Failure to understand this leaves many of these organizations crumbling or at the hands of the international ethical dilemmas that …show more content…
Compared in contrast to American business, the author relates to a certain amount of reported vagueness by American managers in communication with Mexican employees and managers, vice versa. This vagueness in communication is due to a level of assumptions that are inherent in almost every culture. Though apparent in outcomes, the author explains that the continued perpetration of stereotypes of lazy Mexicans that act without accountability or double-talking Americans that make promises but never follow through; can be attributed to an unawareness of such assumptions. (Adler, 1998) For Americans, accountability for one’s actions is assumed as part of that person’s responsibility in life or business; if something is asked to be done, than it is done in a timely efficient manner. In contrast to that assumption, Mexicans assume that accountability needs to be specified because in Mexico’s authoritarian tradition, the boss has the burden of accountability therefore transferring accountability to a subordinate is never assumed and must be specified. (Adler, 1998) For Mexicans, due to emphasize on authoritative power, feel that a comment or suggestion about an outcome from a superior is parallel to a promise or guarantee whereas for Americans it may simply only imply the possibility. The author relates to a story about a Mexican manager that was told that in order to be promoted a college degree was required; however, when he finished his two-year degree, he was surprised and disappointed that he was not promoted. (Adler, 1998) Through assumptions of his own culture, he did not realize that getting a college degree was simply a requirement for promotion, not a guarantee for

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