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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by i-fen Notetaker on Friday March 27, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to IBUS380 at Seattle Central Community College taught by Dr. Reed in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 105 views. For similar materials see International Business in Business at Seattle Central Community College.
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Date Created: 03/27/15
TYPES OF CUSTOMS Cultural Imperatives 0 Business customs and expectations that MUST be met in order to conduct successful business transactions in other countries cultures Cultural Electives 0 Business customs and expectations that are OPTIONAL but is not required 0 May help to establish rapport and respect Cultural Exclusives 0 Customs that are reserved exclusively for the locals Where foreign participation is EXCLUDED Example Foreign business people criticizing local politicians business practices Where it is acceptable for the local to do so SOCIETY Society refers to a group of people Who share a common set of values and norms A society s culture determines the rules that govern how firms operate in the society SOCIAL STRUCTURE A society s social structure is its basic social organization Two dimensions to consider 0 The degree to Which the basic unit of social organization is the individual as opposed to the group 0 The degree to Which a society is stratified into classes or castes SOCIAL SYSTEMS Family institutions and kinship systems Economic systems for the production and distribution of food and material goods Educational and instructional systems Disciplinary or social control systems Belief systems that attempt to explain the unexplainable WWNQMPPP THE FUNCTIONS OF CULTURE Acquisition of food clothing and shelter The provision of protection from human enemiesamp natural elements or disasters The regulation of sexuality Child rearing amp instruction in socially acceptable amp unacceptable behaviors The division of labor Sharingamp exchanging the product of human work The provision of social controls against unacceptableamp deviant behavior The provision of incentives to motivate people to m to do what they haito do The distribution of power and legitimizing the wielding of power to enable priorities to be set decisions to be made and actions to be coordinated in order that the society s goals can be met The provision of a sense of priorities values amp an overall sense of the society s worth
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