How has globalization affected different world regions? What are some of the benefits and costs of globalization for different sectors of society?
2. What is meant by culture? What is meant by value?
3. Are cultural values the same worldwide or are there marked differences? Are these values changing over time or are they fairly constant? How does your answer relate to the role of values in a culture?
4. What are some categories of cultural differences that help make one country or region of the world different from another? In each case, describe the value or norm and explain how it would result in different behavior in two or more countries.
5. How do political, legal, and economic forces shape national culture? What characteristics of national culture do you think have the most important effect on how successful a country is in doing business abroad?
The open-ended questions require more in-depth discussion and gives you the opportunity to be multi-faceted in your responses. For the more detailed/specific questions, make sure you address each sub-item. If you have less than one page of discussion for any question, it means you’ve not fully comprehended its significance.