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Geo 330 - Dynamics of Internat Bus
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GEO 334 MIDTERM REVIEW SHEET I II What is Culture a Societal Region Place Culture Deresky s Definition Culture is the shared values understandings assumptions and goals that are learned from earlier generations imposed by present members of a society and passed on to succeeding generations It often results in shared attitudes codes of conduct and expectations that subconsciously guide and control certain norms of behavior i And because these have geographic dimensions the expression of culture can also be seen as a geographic phenomenon b Organization Community Based Society Corporate Culture Exists within and interacts with societal culture Varies from one organization to another Represents norms expectations and goals held common by members ex IBM vs Apple c Cultural Sensitivity Empathy An awareness of and an honest caring about another individual s culture d Cultural Savvy Company s awareness of culture of host country Chapter 3 Cultural Value Dimensions i Values determine how individuals probably will act in given circumstances They are communicated via the eight subsystems just described and are passed down through generations ii unique sets of shared values among geographically situated people p 78 b Fallacies an error in reasoning based on mistaken assumptions usually i Exception Fallacies When you reach a group conclusion on the basis of exceptional cases like assuming all Asians can t drive because you saw one Asian looking guy making a mistake ii Ecological Fallacies When you make conclusions about individuals based only on analyses of group data c Convergence shifting individual management styles to become similar to one another i Self Reference Criterion the subconscious reference point of one s own cultural values ii Parochialism narrow minded expects others to fall in line with THEIR culture iii Ethnocentrism attitude of those who assume their ways of doing things are best ex P G s sales setback bc of ethnocentrism in ad where scenes were deemed inappropriate in Japan even though their norm here FRANCE AND NETFLIX NOTES pre reading 1 Well established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave the government wants oversight and the cinema industry wants Netflix to invest heavily in French productions But video on demand services are now already well established in many European markets Another challenge in France is a requirement that 40 percent of content on French radio TV and movies in theaters must be of French origin Because Netflix s European headquarters are in Amsterdam the company does not have to comply with the rule which is designed to protect domestic creativity But French movie and television industry experts rally around the idea of the French Exception Offering only American series will not work Netflix will also have to pay a two percent tax if their annual earnings are more than 10 million euros following a recent decision by the French Culture Ministry to tax operators based abroad In France many



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