ROSS CULTURAL MANAGEMENT (COURSE NAME) Do not off points please.

Assignment 2

Your company (choose a country) has made the strategic decision to enter into negotiations with two other companies (choose two additional countries) with the intention of developing a strategic alliance or even a joint-venture between the three companies in iorder to boost its international profile. Whatever the final outcome it is hoped that the talks will lead to much greater contact between managers from your company and the proposed partner companies, either in negotiations towards the proposed alliance or joint-venture or in stronger international contacts.

Your CEO has some concerns about how the three sets of managers will get on as the success of this venture is very important for the companys future and he has heard about the high failure rate of international mergers and alliances.

As a result of this he has asked you to produce a report of 2000 2500 words (excluding appendices) to cover the following issues:

(a) A Comparative Country Profile to identify the KEY areas of similarity and difference between the countries cultures, making use of relevant academic models to do this (60%)

(b) An identification of the main differences in management styles between the three countries and identifying the key areas we would have to brief our companys managers on when dealing with the managers from the other two companies in order to lead to more effective interaction with these managers (40%)

Some of the key criteria are:

(i) Effective Use of Report Format and Professional Quality Presentation Throughout.

(ii) Relevance of Information Gathered

(iii) Effective Use and Application of Acadenmic Models

(iv) A Good Range of Sources (NOT just internet ones0

(v)Quality of Comparative Analysis

(vi)Clear Recommendations for the Company

(vii) Range abd Quality of Sources

(viii) Quality of Referencing

CROSS CULTURAL MANAGEMENT (COURSE NAME) Do not off points please.
The tutor will check it very carefully. Please avoid plagiarise.
Harvard Style