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MGMT 440 International Management MJ: Your Spring II 2021 Cultural Profile assignment

Guide prepared for Milicia Johnson, Ph.D. by Dan Maynard


WK 2: Select your country from the list provided in the syllabus (also in the Guidelines & APA Template box of this LibGuide). Email Dr. Johnson the name your country by Sunday 21 March 2021. 

WK 3-5: Download the APA Template. Use the Template as a 'fill-in-the-blanks' approach to completing your paper.

WK 5: Draft Cultural Profile Paper. This assignment is a warm-up to make sure you are on track. At a minimum you must include a completed title page, the label for the executive summary page, pages for text that include the recommended labels and headings, and label for the references page. You may also include a first draft of your text with in-text citations, references. If you decide to include tables, figures, and appendices you may insert these pages following the references page as well. The Business Librarian will mark-up, score, and email this assignment back to you. Upload an MS Word version of your draft on Bb, non MS Word formats will not be scored. Single submission. Due Sunday, April 11, 2021 by 11:59 pm.

WK 8: Final Cultural Profile Paper and presentation due Saturday, May 1, 2021 by 11:59 pm.

Guidelines for this Assignment & APA Template

Individual Research Project: Each student is required to complete a research project. The research project will consist of 5-8 pages and 2-4 references. The paper should be double-spaced using APA style formatting. The papers must include 5-8 pages of text, plus a title page, an executive summary, and a reference page.  You may include tables, figures, and appendices as well.  Ensure to document your sources in APA style using the "Report your Findings in APA style" tab, located on this LibGuide. Download and use the APA Template linked below.

Develop a cultural profile for one of the countries listed below: Indicate specific findings regarding religion, kinship, recreation, and other subsystems. Include the prevailing attitudes toward time, change, material factors, and individualism for the country you selected. Also include Hofstede’s findings regarding the four dimensions of culture: power distance, uncertainty avoidance, masculinity, and individualism for the country you selected and compare it to the United States. Assume you are a U.S. manager of a subsidiary in the foreign country and explain how differences on these dimensions are likely to affect your management tasks. What suggestions do you have for dealing with these differences in the workplace?

You may choose from the following countries: Brazil, Italy, Germany, Russia, Japan, Korea, China, India, France, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Peru, Iran, and Australia. A list of additional countries to choose from will be posted in the course room. The research project is 20% of the student’s final grade and is due at the end of week 8. Please access the course room for a specific date.

Download and use the following APA Template to format your research paper