Intercultural Management Research Paper by Nicky

A discussion of cross cultural business models and their application in Nigerian organizations.
# 146439 | 3,244 words | 10 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 27, 2010 in Anthropology (African) , Business (International) , Business (Management)


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Description:

The paper explores the ways in which management culture in two companies in Nigeria should change in order to be more efficient. The paper describes the Nigerian work environment and workforce characteristics and and identifies the key characteristics of Nigerian culture. The paper also examines Hofstede's model of intercultural management and its application to Nigeria's business environment. This paper includes an appendix and tables.

Outline:
Objective
Demographics
Nigerian Culture and Customs
Nigerian Work Environment and Workforce Characteristics
Examination of Inter-Cultural Management Theory
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Family is important in Nigeria and this includes extended families. Family relationships in Nigeria are characterized by hierarchy and seniority and one achieves recognition and social standard through extended families. The society of Nigeria is hierarchical and the age and position of the individual is the basis for respect. The oldest individual in a group is revered and attributed as possessing wisdom and these individuals are greeted first and when dining are the first to be served. Other etiquettes and customs in Nigeria include the following."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anbari, F.T., Khilkhanova, E.V., Romanova, M.V., and Umpleby, S. A. (2003) Cross Cultural Differences And Their Implications For Managing International Projects. Online available at: http://www.gwu.edu/~umpleby/recent_papers/2003_cross_cultural_differences_managin_international_projects_anbari_khilkhanova_romanova_umpleby.htm
  • Aycan, Z., Kanungo, R.N. et. al. Impact of culture on human resource management practices: a ten-country comparison, Applied Psychology: An International review 49(1), 2000, pp. 192-221.
  • Helg, Asa (2007) Corporate Social Responsibility from a Nigeria Perspective. Spring 2007. http://gupea.ub.gu.se/dspace/bitstream/2077/4713/1/07-23.pdf.
  • Hofstede, G. Culture's consequences: comparing values, behaviors, institutions, and organizations across nations. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2000.
  • Hofstede, G. Culture's consequences: comparing values, behaviors, institutions, and organizations across nations. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2000, p. 225.

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APA Format

Intercultural Management (2010, December 27) Retrieved November 21, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/intercultural-management-146439/

MLA Format

"Intercultural Management" 27 December 2010. Web. 21 November. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/intercultural-management-146439/>

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