Discussion Board Forum 5 Instructions
Using the Hofstede national management dimensions of culture, you will conduct and discuss a comparative analysis of 3 foreign nations and the USA.
The Discussion Board Forum assignment consists of 2 parts.
Your instructor will provide a list of nations for this Discussion Board Forum. After reviewing the provided list of nations, select the 3 foreign nations you wish to compare national management dimensions with the USA and post a thread reserving the nations you select. Be sure to check the Discussion Board area prior to posting your reservation to ensure no one else has reserved those 3 nations. In the event any of the nations you wish to explore is already reserved by someone else, simply move on to another nation on the list. Duplicate postings will not earn credit under any circumstance (this includes posting work submitted in a previous course). Do not ask the instructor to accept a duplicate posting as this is not fair to those who followed these explicit directions. Be sure to include the names of the 3 nations you selected in your Discussion Board Forum subject line. Submit your selected 3 nations by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday of Module/Week 5.
After you have successfully reserved the 3 nations that interest you the most, compare the dimensions of national management cultures with the Hofstede dimensions of management cultures identified in the USA.
Your thread must be placed in the Discussion Board text box and adhere precisely to the following headings and format:
SECTION I: Dimensions of Management Culture Comparison Chart (refer to http://geert-hofstede.com/the-hofstede-centre.html).
SECTION 2: Analysis of Section I Results
In your own words, provide and answer to each of the following questions:
1. How do the dimensions of management culture of the 3 foreign nations differ from each other?
2. How do the dimensions of management culture of the 3 foreign nations differ from the USA?
3. How are the dimensions of management culture of the 3 foreign nations similar to each other?
4. How are the dimensions of management culture of the 3 foreign nations similar to the USA?
Submit Discussion Board Forum 5 – Thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 5.
Additionally, you will be required to post substantive written replies to at least 2 other students’ threads. Exceeding the threshold requirement (minimum required substantive replies) will result in a higher score while posting the minimum number of required substantive replies will result in a minimal passing score. This means that, if you post 2 good substantive replies, you can expect a grade of “B-” and, if you post 3 or more quality substantive replies, you can earn an “A-.”
Submit Discussion Board Forum 5 – Replies by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 6.