Week 3 - Global Relations: A Collapse of Time and Distance

01/31/2020 16:56

Reminder: I will not be able to be in class Friday, Feb 14 or Monday, the 17th. You will have course work to do that I will give you closer to the date, and you can reach me through email, online, and my cell as you may need.

Monday Feb 3 is a group quiz on discussions, reading, and exercises related to


As you finish up Chapter 3, hop on over to the shorter, but rather dense Chapter 4, which discusses Global Management. Time permitting, we'll have a Managerial Dilemma related to Global Relations on Friday. These are interesting, aren't they?

These slides describe the highlights you should focus on for upcoming tests (generally, Monday) and the midterm.

Highlights Chapter 4.pptx (1068515)

Context to help you understand what's important

We have much to consider in terms of managing in global environments. Even if we plan to stay put, for example in a rural area, chances are great that we will be engaged somehow in global enterprise (e.g.- farmers who use seeds and pesticides procured through international companies like Monsanto). Farmers are an example of a group whose influence is increasingly political, and international, as their associations and groups strategize to ensure the availability of food.

Please bear in mind, as we review the important insights of Hofstede, that his is a general, albeit culturally accurate, view. However, individuals anywhere are just that: individuals who may or may not adhere closely to the traditions and cultural customs of their cultures. Plus, people in business everywhere are becoming sensitized to the various habits of those of other cultures, and adapt as we do the same.