New Zealand Culture Term Paper by Master Researcher

New Zealand Culture
An exploration of the cultural characteristics of New Zealand.
# 36170 | 1,150 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 24, 2003 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Business (International)

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This paper covers the cultural aspects of New Zealand in an effort to help the layman understand its culture and help American businesses set up in New Zealand. The paper addresses individuals' position in the society, male-female relationship, the relationship between the old and the young
and attitudes toward work, authority, time, competition and cooperation.

Individuals' Position in the Society
Male-female Relationship
The Relationship Between the Old and the Young
Attitudes Toward:
Competition and Cooperation

From the Paper:

"Individuals have as much rights in the society as do people in any other western country. Yet, the welfare system is need of a rehaul. One of the needs of the New Zealanders is for a better work force. They are also in need of better housing. Particular groups often own the resources. New Zealanders have property rights and elect their own political leaders, which play an important role in governing the island. New Zealand is a country roughly the size of Colorado but has only about 3.5 million people so there is plenty of land, but surprisingly most residential housing is crammed together on small lots not much larger than the houses themselves. The houses are generally one-story, with perhaps 1500 square feet of living space, and depending on the location and other factors sold for between $90,000 and $150,000.
"Women are found in all levels of business, including management positions, and expect to be treated seriously and with the respect to which their position entitles them. In New Zealand, a certain formality is the norm all the time, and if you are dealing with a woman be sure not to treat her any differently than you would treat a man in the same position. Also, do not assume that the way she responds to you is based on her gender. New Zealand businesswomen are as open and direct as the men; if a woman is friendly, do not attach special importance to this. Treat women as business associates instead of as women. Foreign women can expect to be treated the same as men, but exactly how a woman is treated will depend on the person she is encountering. Women who are professional and self-assured can expect to be treated with respect and taken seriously. (Grossberg, L. et al. (eds) 1992)"

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