International Management Case Study

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Over the 20th century, with the growth of globalization and nationalization, the current business environment and corporate management have transcended geographical boundaries, multinational companies are becoming more and more competitive, which means that multinational companies need a cross geographical and cultural boundaries (Baruch, 2002). Therefore, in order to adjust to this new world rank, multinational companies need to develop more international managers, in addition, multinational management quality in the international arena is very important. In entering the international market, without a high-quality international managers, will confront a lot of risk (Forster, 2000). International managers face challenges of ethnic diversity …show more content…
Cultural diversity includes legal structure, political system and ethical behavior differences, how to share with these differences is directly related to the successful operation of multinational companies (McFarlin and Sweeney, 2011). In case study 2, Chinese and Finnish multinationals needed to recruit Chinese managers, while the majority of Finnish managers remained with the society, thus accelerating the need for virtual work. In the case of practical management, international managers from Finland have first ensured the sharing of strategic plans and corporate objectives and have regular meetings on a weekly, monthly or annual basis, and the data indicate that China 's global team participation is decreasing, In this case, if there is customer demand and conflict requires the attention of international managers, they will travel to China each year to personally meet their employees. International managers ' capabilities include decision-making and execution, and every manager is measured. Because of the geographical distance and time zone of the subsidiary, the communication between the Finnish manager and the Chinese team is often limited and, due to cultural differences, the Finnish manager finds that the Chinese staff is shy and will not send the Finnish manager Ask questions, and avoid controversial topics, very conservative thinking. Thus, the manager had to lead a personal …show more content…
In multinational companies, the face of cultural and linguistic barriers, to fully understand the difficulty of building decisions in the company and the management of subsidiaries and good communication, to carry out adequate cultural and environmental thinking. For example, an Italian manager is always able to understand people from different cultural backgrounds, with each business sector to communicate fully, active listening is essential, high-level international managers can always infer the content of the communication implied or unspoken meaning. Emotional energy: International managers in the emotional energy, not precisely to manage rational reasoning and ideas, but also with the way of thinking associated with the sense of scope. In multinational companies, want to integrate into the host culture, rational emotion is not enough, to make the mood to become flexible, to establish a certain level of trust. There is likewise the ability of an international manager to take control of risk. Managers usually have to make quick decisions before they can fully study the situation, so there is a certain risk that a successful international manager will be positive about the crisis and risk and be well prepared to deal with all Predicament. Finally, the maturity of the

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