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MGMT 440 International Management MJ: Your 22FA2 Cultural Profile assignment

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

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WK 2: Select your country from the list provided in the syllabus (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.). Email Dr. Johnson the name of your country. Due Sunday, October 30 by 11:59 pm.

You may schedule a Research or Documentation Consultation with Dan Maynard prior to, or following, your WK 5 Draft Cultural Profile paper.

WK 5: Draft Cultural Profile paper This assignment allows you to practice proof reading your work for APA style. Using the APA Template, include a completed title page, the label for the executive summary page, and pages that include all recommended labels and headings. Include text for the introduction and the headings. Include in-text citations and references.  Any tables or figures must be presented in APA style following the references page (not inserted in the text). The Business Librarian will mark-up and email this assignment back to you. Upload a MS Word version of your draft on Bb, non-MS Word formats will not be marked-up. Single submission. Dr. Johnson will award a participation grade for submitting the draft. Due Sunday, November 20 by 11:59 pm.

WK 8: Final Cultural Profile Paper and presentation due Saturday, December 10 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. Do not include tables and figures in the text. Any tables or figures you include must follow the references page and be formatted in APA style. The page count begins on page 3 and does not include the references page or any pages that may follow the references page. Ensure to document your sources in APA style using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.) or the "APA Style" tab located on this LibGuide. The Publication Manual is available at most academic and public libraries, and book sellers. 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

Scope Note

MGMT 440 OL Take steps to create a professional looking research paper. Final paper is due at the end of WK 8.