Assignment On Cross Border Analysis

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CULTURAL IMPLICATIONS OF MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS
A Cross Border Analysis

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ABSTRACT 2
1.0 INTRODUCTION 2
2.0 CULTURE 3
2.1 Cultural Dimensions 3
2.1.1 Power Distance 4
2.1.2 Group Attachment 4
2.1.3 Gender Association 5
2.1.4 Uncertainty Avoidance 5
2.1.5 Time Orientation 6
2.2 Limitations of Cultural Dimensions 6
2.3 Criticisms to Hofstedes Cultural Dimensions 7
3.0 CONVERGENCE AND DIVERGENCE DEBATE 7
3.1Convergence 7
3.2 Divergence 8
4.0 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT(IHRM) 8
4.1 Employee Voice 8
4.2 Performance Management 10
4.3 Cultural Differences in IHRM 11
4.4 MNCs Role 13
5.0 CONCLUSION 14
6.0 REFERENCES 15

ABSTRACT
Differences in cultures
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These terms were changed because in the contemporary society, the role of men and women overlap. The duties that were only being performed by men can now be performed by women and vice versa. A well-balanced community requires both men and women to have a balance in their role in the community (Hofstede, 2014). As it was in the ancient days, a man is tasked with the responsibility of providing to the entire household because he is the head of the house, however in contemporary society both a man and a woman can provide for the house even though the man is still the head of the house, but the wife can still be the sole provider and this is perfectly normal. In gender association, there is high level of association to masculinity and femininity. Hence, some women stuck to traditional norms and behaviours associated with women, like staying at home and taking care of the children while the contemporary women have adopted the roles which were only meant for men. (Hofstede,…show more content…
An example of long terms values is having a separate account for savings and being consistent at it while short term values focus on the past and present for example respecting traditions and performing social obligations. Looking at the aspect of time in a monochronic level, one can focus on one thing at a time and get done with it before setting his or her mind to do something else. However, when you look at time at a polychronic level, it is not absolutely mandatory to finish one set of tasks before starting another one (Hofstede
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