We live in a global world, characterized by relationships, interdependencies, and collaborations between nations for various reasons – from exercising economic power to promoting environmental awareness. Globalization exposes us to an unmatchable diversity of national political, legal, cultural, and economic systems we need to understand to be effective leaders in the global economic environment we live in today. The purpose of this blog series of assignments is to prepare you to do a thorough research on a country to understand how it is positioned in the global economy, what are the country’s strengths and weaknesses, and what opportunities for collaboration it offers.
Research the culture of the country of India and the sustainability threats and/or opportunities it faces. You need to describe your research findings, support them with academic and visual sources, and make a conclusion about the country’s strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.
- Describe the cultural system of the country of your choice.
a. Describe the cultural values of the country applying the five dimensions of Hofstede’s framework:
i. Individualism vs Collectivism
ii. Uncertainty Avoidance
iii. Power Distance
iv. Masculinity vs Femininity
v. Long-term Orientation vs Short-term Orientation
b. Describe the religious system in the country.
c. Share an example of a famous cultural tradition in the country.
d. Share an article and its findings about how the national culture might affect business.
e. Support your narrative with at least one academic source, at least one visual source (picture or video).
- Describe the sustainability challenges the country is facing.
a. Share at least one sustainability challenge the country is currently facing.
b. Share the country’s response to the global sustainability crisis.
c. Support your narrative with at least one academic source and at least one visual source (picture or video).
- Write a conclusion about the insights you gained into your research country.
a. Identify at least one weakness of the country based on its political, economic, and legal systems.
b. Identify at least one strength of the country based on its political, economic, and legal systems