Expanding to Singapore - Culture and Diversity Issues Term Paper by Nicky

A look at issues impacting a company's decision to expand to Singapore.
# 151514 | 2,548 words | 12 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jun 19, 2012 in Business (International) , Economics (Globalization)

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This paper explores several issues regarding Singapore's culture that would have an impact on a company that chooses to expand its operations to that country. First, the paper gives a broad overview of Singapores culture, including a discussion about its multicultural population. Then, the paper considers the potential impact of this cultural diversity on an international company doing business in Singapore. Next, the paper examines why Singapore has been a natural base for businesses that hope to expand to the Asia-Pacific region. Various differences in management and communication styles between Singapore and other nations are analyzed. Additionally, the paper compares styles in business etiquette. Finally, the paper notes that The Asian-Pacific region is a prime target for expansion in today's increasingly globalized world. The paper concludes by stating that there are several cultural and diversity issues organizations must be aware of in order to establish a base in Singapore effectively.

Singapore Cultural Overview
Culture and Diversity Issues When Expanding to Singapore
Cultural Management Differences in Singapore
Communication Differences Due to Culture, in Singapore
Cultural Business Etiquette in Singapore

From the Paper:

"Singapore is a small, cosmopolitan, island nation of immigrants, from China, India, Malaysia, and Europe. This intermingling of many different cultures finds Singapore a fusion of both Eastern and Western cultures. Yet, despite this melting pot effect, there are still distinct ethic races evident. Even the geographic areas originally established by Sir Stamford Raffles, in the early 19th century, are still in place. These three ethnic neighborhoods include Little India - established for those immigrating from India, Chinatown - established for those immigrating from China, and Kampoong Glam - established for those immigrating from Malaysia ("Singapore culture", 2009). As one would expect, with such racial diversity, Singaporeans also have considerable diversity in their religion as well."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Choy, W. 1 Jul 2007, "Globalisation and workforce diversity: HRM implications for multinational corporations in Singapore", Singapore Management Review, http://www.allbusiness.com/public-administration/national-security-international/4509815-1.html.
  • Edewor, P. & Aluko, P. May 2007, "Diversity management, challenges and opportunities in multicultural organizations", International Journal of Diversity in Organisation, Communities & Nations vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 189-195.
  • Hofstede, G. Feb 1993, "Cultural constraints in management theories", Executive, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 81-94.
  • Ismail, R. & Shaw, B. Feb 2006, "Singapore's Malay-Muslim minority: Social identification in a post 9/11 world", Asian Ethnicity vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 37-51.
  • Javidan, M., Dorfman, P., de Luque, M., & House, R. Feb 2006, "In the eye of the beholder: Cross cultural lessons in leadership from Project GLOBE", Academy of Management Perspectives vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 67-90.

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