Essay on A Tale of Two Cultures

783 Words Oct 9th, 2012 4 Pages
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Case Study 1
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1. If your international firm were doing business in Asia, would you feel partly responsible for these social trends? Is there anything that your company could do to ease the tensions these cultures are experiencing? Be specific.
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Our company has no direct impact in the changing social trends happening in Asian countries. There are steps we could take to help create a Segway between many of the social and cultural changes occurring.
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As an American company operating in a foreign nation, it is our intention to assimilate
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The flow of information and goods at increasingly rapid rates makes it easier for people to gain access to illegal drugs. As more individuals use drugs, new markets emerge and with those markets come criminal enterprises.
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Globalization can adversely affect a balance of power to a nation’s institutions by weakening them. Sovereignty is lost as foreign investors come in and control more of the market, further weakening the institutions that regulate commerce. As more information and opportunities enter into the lives of people in these Asian countries, cultural institutions like family begin to break down. More young people seek to capture opportunities and leave their respective families behind.
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While globalization helps countries compete on a global level, it has adverse effects on many of the cultural institutions of those countries. Therefore, globalization is playing an integral role in the increased incidence of divorce, crime, and drug abuse in Asia.
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3. Broadly defined, Asia comprises more than 60 percent of the world’s population—a population that practices Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam and numerous other

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