My country of choice for the final project is Spain. It is a famous country with historical sites and the best sports clubs. I had a virtual visit to Spain and found historical sites such as Alcazar Seville and Mezquita Cordoba. The famous sporting clubs I found in Spain are Real Madrid and Barcelona. The country’s historical sites and sports clubs make the country get a lot of revenues, which makes it have a stable economy. This is the reason why I chose this country.
(World Atlas, 2019)
Geographic elements (Central Intelligence Agency, 2020):
|Regional location||Southwestern Europe, southwest of France|
|Water access||Atlantic ocean, Mediterranean sea, and the Bay of Biscay|
|Bordering countries||Portugal, Morocco, Gibraltar in the United Kingdom, France, and Andorra|
|Natural hazards/climate||Periodic droughts, volcanic activity, and floods|
Country Composition (Central Intelligence Agency, 2020):
|Literacy rate||98.4 % (15 and older)|
|Rate of urbanization||0.33% (annual rate of change) 80.8% urban population|
|Heavily populated cities||6.618 million Madrid, 5.586 million Barcelona, and 834,000 Valencia|
|Major religions||Roman Catholic 68.9%, atheist 11.3%, and agnostic 7.6%|
|Educational data||4.2% of GDP|
|Age structure||0-14 years: 15.02%
15-24 years: 9.9%
25-54 years: 43.61%
55-64 years: 12.99%
65 years and over: 18.49%
Spain’s geographical location allows for easy access to Europe and Africa.
Since it borders the Bay of Biscay, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean, it allows for easy shipping of goods into Europe and outside.
The labor force will be impacted by a large population between 15 to 54 years, which constitutes 53.51% of the total population.
The literacy level is at 98.4%, which makes it easy to train the locals.
The Mediterranean Sea is known for a high number of pirates, which makes it risky to ship goods through.
Central Intelligence Agency. (June 18, 2020). The world factbook: Spain Retrieved from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/print_sp.html
Use this discussion sample as a guide when completing your own analysis.
Due to the significant impact of culture in the business environment, use Hofstede’s compare countries resource to choose a country for your project and conduct a cultural analysis of your project country, using the resource to investigate the specific culture scores for Hofstede’s dimensions of culture. In this discussion, you will work on the following critical elements: Values and Communication and Business Etiquette.
- Discuss Hofstede’s dimensions of culture that influence business in your project country.
- Use The World Factbook and Commisceo Global Culture Guides to expand this further by identifying specific elements of communication, both verbal and non-verbal.
- Finally, using Commisceo Global Culture Guides, identify five rules of business etiquette that would directly influence business interactions.
What risks or opportunities can you identify from this analysis of culture? Consider areas of management that can be adjusted when considering cultural drivers.Respond to two of your classmates and make observations based on the information they provided. Work to include personal insight and research to supplement your classmates’ analyses.Once you have received feedback from your peers and instructor, you will insert your data and summarize your analysis findings in the Final Project Presentation Template provided. Use the Final Project Guide to help you generate presentation ideas.This is your second step toward the comprehensive final project presentation. Your first final project checkpoint submission will be in Module Three.Note: You will not be able to see any of your peers’ discussion posts until you have created and posted your own discussion thread.To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document.Rubrics
I will need 2 responses done on classmates and will post after I get this assignment. Then I will extend the time to finish the responses.
- this is what my professor said today on this discussion
Some of you may be having challenges finding cultural data for your country discussion this week. Please see the following resources that can further assist you:CultureGrams: The SNHU library offers a revised online cultural database redesigned by ProQuest called “CulturaGrams” http://online.culturegrams.com.ezproxy.snhu.edu/ which allows you to experience the world through cultural information on more than 200 countries, with the ability to print out country-level reports.World Values Survey: The World Values Survey (www.worldvaluessurvey.org ) is a global network of social scientists studying changing values and their impact on social and political life, led by an international team of scholars, with the WVS association and secretariat headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. “The WVS has over the years demonstrated that people’s beliefs play a key role in economic development, the emergence and flourishing of democratic institutions, the rise of gender equality, and the extent to which societies have an effective government.” Some of the key findings of the work are described with some great video explanations and graphics at http://www.worldvaluessurvey.org/WVSContents.jsp.The Globe Survey: “Leadership Effectiveness and Culture: Globe speaks of societies rather than countries, as their data showed that some countries are fractioned into rather different cultural groups. GLOBE established nine cultural dimensions that make it possible to capture the similarities and/or differences in norms, values, beliefs—and practices—among societies. http://www.inspireimagineinnovate.com/pdf/globesummary-by-michael-h-hoppe.pdfTrompenaars and Hampden-Turner’s Seven Dimensions of Culture: identified by management consultants Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner, and “the model was published in their 1997 book, ‘Riding the Waves of Culture.’” A professional and gateway-oriented website to send students to would be: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/seven-dimensions.htmThe World Happiness Report: “The Report 2016 Update, which ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, was released in Rome in advance of UN World Happiness Day, March 20th. The widespread interest in the World Happiness Reports, of which this is the fourth, reflects a growing global interest in using happiness and subjective well-being as primary indicators of the quality of human development. Because of this growing interest, many governments, communities, and organizations are using happiness data, and the results of subjective well-being research, to enable policies that support better lives. This year, for the first time, the World Happiness Report gives a special role to the measurement and consequences of inequality in the distribution of well-being among countries and regions.” The report home page is located at http://worldhappiness.report/.These are just some additional resources to help you with your Cultural Analysis data for Module 2 Discussion in the course.