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A majo mobile phone company, V-Mobile, based in Brasi, is planning to acquire another mobile provider, Tel-Com, which is based in China. The Executive Board of V-Mobile has asked you to develop a report to help them understand the intercultural challenges they should be prepared for. To do this you will need to fully analyse both cultures, identify differences in both values and behavioural norms, as well as potential areas for misunderstanding and conflict.
Specifically you should consider the impact of the cultures involved with regard to the following aspects of business: management structures, leadership style, performance evaluations and giving feedback, compensation and inventive programs, teamwork, employees attitude towards work, innovation, communication, meetings.
Length: 7 pages (1925 Words)
Each nation possesses its standards and cultural backgrounds in relation to thinking and actions. It is common knowledge that such cultural differences considerably influence the business environment. The purpose of this article is to present various cultural differences between nations highlighting the Chinese and Brazilian examples. Various cultural characteristics within a given society and thus this article emphasize the manner in which such characteristics can affect a business. Specifically, China and Brazil will be examined using the Hofstede (2001) proportions to reveal intercultural differences and how they might impact businesses. In addition, the article offers an overview to create an understanding on the manner in which cultural differences and similarities are significant when operating a business in the mentioned countries. The report suggests that the more acquainted V-Mobile will be with Chinese culture, the more flourishing it will become.