Ow does power, both formal and informal, influence the interaction of stakeholders in a potential conflict situation

The video clip you will view (see below) is a scene from American Samoa: Paradise Lost? In this scene the interaction between American government representatives and the traditional Samoan chiefs is illustrated. Note that the High Chief, who was educated at the University of Hawaii, is more outspoken and critical of the American government representatives. Also, note how the apparent tension in the meeting may signal the potential for conflict among the two groups.



Assignment:

Write a 3 page case analysis in which you respond to the following questions.



” Describe the interaction between the two leadership groups.



” What behaviors of the American representatives could create conflict with the Samoan leaders?



” Are there similarities from this meeting and the Blue Horizon Cruise simulation meeting?



” If you were the American Governor, how would you have conducted the meeting?



” How does power, both formal and informal, influence the interaction of stakeholders in a potential conflict situation?



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Ow does power, both formal and informal, influence the interaction of stakeholders in a potential conflict situation

video scene presented below. This scene is when Hunt, the representative from Hadleyville, has been sent to Japan to convince the Japanese company leadership that they should save the town s auto plant. The two cultures appear to clash immediately, as the not so culturally-appropriate behavior of Hunt is in contrast to the non-committal behavior of the Japanese.



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Instructions for Completing the Paper



The problem statement for the paper is  This paper investigates the influence of cultural dilemmas on leadership effectiveness and the success of joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions.



The paper should be approximately 7 + pages. It should be professionally written and stylistically consistent with National University standards for graduate papers. Your intended audience will be organizational leaders (CEOs, military commanders, government officials) who may be meeting the challenges of a joint venture, merger or acquisition. To successfully complete your paper you need to complete the following steps:



” Obtain and view the Gung Ho movie (Paramount Pictures, available from Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, and Netflix).



” View the movie and note the various scenes which arise as East and West meet in the Japanese takeover of the factory. You should use the lessons apparent in the movie to understand the importance of understanding and reconciling cultural differences among stakeholders in negotiation and conflict resolution contexts.



” Locate 5 cases describing stakeholder conflicts in mergers and acquisitions from the literature. Make certain that you include at least 3 international situations in which stakeholders are from different cultures and nations. Analyze the cases with reference to the Gung Ho film. What were the conflicts and dilemmas? Were they reconciled or not? What was the eventual result?



” Conclude the paper with recommendations for organizational leaders. How can the common stakeholder conflicts and cultural dilemmas be identified and reconciled in joint venture, merger, and acquisition situations?