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How might the ideas of Fons Trompenaars be applied in real life?

This assignment seeks to help you understand the answer to a broader concern and that is, “How might the ideas of Fons Trompenaars be applied in real life?” You should base your responses to the following questions on the country cultural descriptions found on the website of the Canadian Centre for Inter Cultural Learning and the National Cultural Profiles found on the Telegraph.co.uk website.

In order to complete the assignment, please recall that Trompenaars defines a national culture in terms of seven dimensions: achievement vs. ascription, individualism vs. collectivism, internal vs. external, neutral vs. emotional, specific vs. diffuse, time orientation, and universalism vs. particularism.

Please base your responses to the following questions on your analysis of the article and the series of websites noted below.

Fons Trompenaars Trade Culture Dimensions.

http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/seven-dimensions.htm

Fons Trompenaars and Peter Wooliams: A new framework for managing change across cultures, Journal of Change Management 2003 3(4) 361 – 375

Country Insights found on Centre for Inter-Cultural Learning website.

http://www.intercultures.ca/cil-cai/countryinsights-apercuspays-eng.asp

Country Etiquette Guides found on Kwintessential’s website.

http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/country-profiles.html and http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/etiquette/doing-business-in.html

Please complete the following exercises:

To the best of your ability please briefly describe the national culture of Singapore using Trompenaars seven cultural dimensions.

To the best of your ability please briefly describe the national culture of Sweden using Trompenaars seven cultural dimensions.

To the best of your ability please briefly describe the national culture of Egypt using Trompenaars seven cultural dimensions.

To the best of your ability please briefly describe the national culture of India using Trompenaars seven cultural dimensions.

Hint: Please look carefully at the descriptions of the inter-cultural issues and the thinking patterns. This should help the matching exercise.

Please limit your response to this assignment to three single spaced, typed pages. Please cite your sources in the text and please reference them at the end of your assignment. Please end your write-up with one paragraph that summarizes what you think is the importance of this assignment.

Please use the sources they pointed, thank you.


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