Case Study: The City Of France

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1. Introduction 1.1. Overview of chosen Country France is a European state and a republic. The largest city in France is Paris, which is also the capital of France. France is divided into 13 regions and 96 countries. France is the world leader in fashion, food, wine, art and architecture. France is the world's leading tourist destinations with an average of more than 80 million visitors per year. Landmarks in Paris such as the Eiffel Tower, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Louvre, and the Georges Pompidou Center attract tourists from all over world. 1.2. Rationale of choosing I chose to write about France because it is a beautiful country with many different attractions. I also chose it mainly because of their Tour de France. It is…show more content…
Any negative comments about their country will offend the people greatly and this attitude is seen as being rude by outsides. (Kim Ann Zimmermann, 2015 ) Although women play a greater role in family life and business, many still see France as a male-dominated culture. The French motto is "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité”, with higher importance on equality than liberty and fraternity. In France it is essential that you make appointments for both business and social occasions. Punctuality is treated quite casually in Francearriving ten minutes after the scheduled time is not considered late. The French have a very relaxed attitude when attending appointments. (Kim Ann Zimmermann, 2015 ) Singaporeans take punctuality more seriously; they are normally punctual for their appointments and expect the same with others. Inform them if you are unexpectedly late. 2.3. Manners & Customs Fashion and appearance are much more important in France than in most other countries in the world. Even low-paid, entry-level executives buy the best clothes they can afford. Generally, dress tends to be on the formal side for both men and women, whether in business or social…show more content…
Power Distance This dimension refers to the degree that individuals of a society accept that power is distributed unequally. Both France and Singapore score fairly high on this dimension. In France, children are raised to be emotionally dependent on their parents. As they grow up, the dependency changes from their teachers and then to their superiors. If the French have total rejection of those in power, they retaliate back by strikes, revolts and revolution. (Geert Hofstede, 2016) Similarly, in Singapore, we have a Confucian background. Confucius teaches that the stability of society is based on unequal relationships between people. People in the society with high power show respect to their seniors and accept the difference in status. 4.2. Individualism vs Collectivism This dimension shows the extent of interdependence a society maintains among its members. France has a high score and is shown to be an individualist society while Singapore has a low score and is a collectivistic society. From young, parents teach their French children to be emotionally independent and that one is only supposed to take care of oneself and one’s family. People of individualist society focus more on individual recognition, personal achievements and self

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