Going International Video Exercise

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Going International Video Exercise


  • Improve understanding of cultural influences in business situations.
  • Improve observation and writing skills.

Keys to Success:

  • Read Chapter 2, Cross-Cultural Business including Bottom-Line for Business, and make notes of key concepts you can use to answer the questions below.
  • Review the PowerPoints and listen to the lecture and make notes of key concepts you can use to answer the questions below.
  • As you watch the video, jot down notes related to the questions on this sheet.


  • Font: 12-point Times New Roman, double-spaced throughout.
  • Format: Restate question and then type your answer.
  • Length: 2-4 pages.
  • Grammar and Coherence: Your writing must be error-free, intelligible, and on-topic. Please carefully proofread your work.
  • Demonstrate that you thoroughly understand the lecture and the chapter. No additional research is required.

View Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiByvrwSieg


  1. Describe at least four problems that “foreigners” (US managers) experienced in different cultures.
  2. What cultural differences may have caused these problems? (i.e. high versus low context, manager versus subordinate expectations). Include concepts from the Hofstede framework here.
  3. What lessons regarding managing cultural differences can be learned from the video, the chapter and the lecture?


Going International Video Exercise