Essays on International Management and National Culture Self-Awareness Coursework

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The paper "International Management and National Culture Self-Awareness" is an excellent example of coursework on management. In the 21st century, globalization has turned around the interaction of people all over the world. It is now very easy for people to move overseas to acquire advanced education. At the same time, borders are opening up more than ever to allow international trade. On a daily basis, bilateral business agreements are being brokered all over the world in order to facilitate the business interests of the participating countries. Countries are making every effort to seek the market for their products.

In trying to attain all that has been mentioned, the issue of cultural influence is very important. The culture of an individual affects the manner in which that individual perceives life and related issues. This means that an understanding of the various cultural practices when dealing with people from the diverse cultural backgrounds is very important in ensuring better understanding. Most companies that take part in multinational businesses have discovered the secret behind a successful dealership. In this document, an analysis has been undertaken to expose issues related to cultural influences.

Such influences stem from overall life to influences at the place of work. In addition, this document has considered how cross-cultural negotiations can be undertaken. National Culture and Self Awareness Having grown up in Shanghai, China, there are many cultural practices that I have observed ever since I was young. Surprisingly, there are many cultural practices that I never knew that were only synonymous with Chinese. Such practices are exposed mainly when I interact with people from different places in the world.

The difference that is manifested between their practices and mine helps me to realize that actually there are some practices that are only identical to our people. Such reflections become real especially when in the setting of an organization. In the setting of an organization, there are so many people with distinct values and beliefs. I guess this is at a place where there is a greater need to bear with one another. More important, often I have been challenged to know how to carry myself in such organizations.

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