The paper "Cross-Cultural Management Based on a News Item" is a great example of a management cases study. A news item has been chosen from BBC News of Wednesday, 9, 2008 written by Finlo Rohrer for BBC News Magazine. The news item discusses in detail about the decision of the European Union to designate Stavanger, in addition to Liverpool, as the European Capitals of Culture 2008. In fact, Stavanger is the first non-European Union country that has been selected as the capital of culture. The news item discusses the overall culture of Stavanger and the changes being witnessed and experienced in the city environment.
(http: //news. bbc. co. uk) Reason for Selecting the News Item The case in the news item has been chosen as it exhibits diversified cultural elements directly related to cross-cultural management. Stavanger features exclusively as the wooden house capital in entire Europe. The city blooms with wooden and white clapboard houses in the old town. The news item also presents the economic condition of Stavanger and its impact on culture. The initial drilling of oil in the 1960s under the North Sea has created an oil boom for the town.
The cross-cultural management can be observed from the cosmopolitan nature of the oil industry due to which Stavanger has been transformed into one of the most international city in Norway. The panel that has selected Stavanger as the European capital of culture was hugely impressed with the audacious program proposed by Stavanger. The artistic quality of the city was sensed as excellent that included a significant contemporary program of confronting nature. More than one hundred and fifty arrangements are due to be held in the region in the current year. Stavanger as European City of Culture, 2008 The guidelines set by the Council to designate a city as the European City of Culture emphasize that the chosen city shall endeavor to establish a particular community action whose primary objective will be to feature the diversity and richness of European cultures and related features shared by them along with promoting greater common acquaintance among European citizens.
The history, attitudes, culture and mentality of Stavanger are featured by their European influences which have provided inspiration to search for international challenges and contacts.
The news item strongly suggests that due to this particular designation, Stavanger, in 2008 is due to present the most adventurous, daring, exciting and creative cultural project that can be offered, not only to the citizens of Norway but to a broader European audience. (irtualstavanger. com/ -) The Theme of Cross Cultural Management International trade is becoming more common and frequent in the twenty-first century. Advancements made in the information technology have facilitated the firms to sell their products and services at the global platform with more ease and comfort.
International trade has supported the chances of eastern as well as western chances to confront and compete at a much higher. The overall prices have shrunk to equality and parity. Even though the technology is still in the advancement stage, new competitive benefits are necessary to acquire momentum and sustainability in the international market. As such the ability to bargain with global partners is gigantically significant, not just to broaden the individualistic cultural horizon but primarily to achieve a triumphant negotiation. The phenomenon of global trade is not solely dependent on the prospective results for both counterparts but they can also rely on the impacts of powerful
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