ERIC Number: ED407959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of Culture on Business Behavior. Asian Studies Instructional Module.
This curriculum outline introduces the components of a set of introductory business and business organization and management courses which aim to broaden students' awareness of the impact of Asian culture on business behavior. The first part of the outline explains the rationale for integrating Asian culture into the course, presents the general goals of the course, and lists specific student objectives. Following an introduction highlighting the impact of Japan and China on American business and China's economic growth, the outline then provides a definition of culture, cites specific examples of situations where cultural differences exist, describes four areas in which national cultures differ, explains the impact of Confucianism in Asian culture, and compares high context cultures (which rely on situational cues for meaning when communicating with another person) with low context cultures (which rely on the written and spoken word for shared meaning). Next, the outline presents hints and tips for working and doing business with Asians, followed by specific business practices in Japan and China. Finally, the influences of cultural context on such business applications as decision making, motivation and pay systems, leadership, conflict management, and human resources are explored. The bulk of the outline contains class handouts, exercises, assignments, and presentation material. (TGI)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Meramec, MO.
Note: For the related instructional modules, see JC 970