Cultural Influences on Business Operations

For this discussion activity, respond to the following prompts:

• Choose a country you are unfamiliar with, and research its specific culture.
• What specific business practices would you expect to find in that country, based on its culture?
• What expectations “culture-wise” would you have if you were to open a business in that country?
• Are there any specific cultural items of concern that you would report back to your organizational leadership? What are they? Please explain.
Post a 2 to 4 paragraph discussion post (300 words minimum). Justify your explanations by including in-text citations and your references in APA format as applicable.
Post your primary response on the discussion board. Be sure to review your writing for grammar and spelling before posting. 
Please use references: 

de Mooij, M., & Hofstede, G. (2010). The Hofstede model. International Journal Of Advertising, 29(1), 85-110. Retrieved from http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ufh&AN=48653916&site=eds-live&scope=site
Ho, F., Wang, H., & Vitell, S. (2012). A Global Analysis of Corporate Social Performance: The Effects of Cultural and Geographic Environments. Journal Of Business Ethics, 107(4), 423-433. doi:10.1007/s10551-011-1047-y. Retrieved from http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=74713922&site=eds-live&scope=site
Rothwell, W. J. (2012). 13 practical tips for training in other countries. T+D, 66(5), 38-42. Retrieved from: http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=74553256&site=eds-live&scope=site

Module Notes: The Influence of Culture on a Country’s Business Strategy

Required:

Understanding Culture [Video file, 1 min 36 sec] From Title: Communicating in Latin America: International Business Communication © 2008Retrieved from: http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com.vlib.excelsior.edu/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=8496&xtid=49177&loid=163577
Inner Dimensions of Culture [Video file, 6 min 16 sec] From Title: Communicating in Latin America: International Business Communication © 2008Retrieved from: http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com.vlib.excelsior.edu/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=8496&xtid=49177&loid=16358