Impact Of The British On Indian Business Culture

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Global managers, and especially the Managing Director of JI (India), have to face several challenges. These challenges are not clearly defined and different types of challenges, who typify diverse cultural, political social systems, arise from a complex and dynamic world. “Cross-cultural Leadership”, “Ethical Leadership”, and “ Change Leadership” had been identified as the most relevant ones concerning the case study. In terms of increasing globalisation, there is the need and necessity for managers to be aware and – more importantly- to understand different cultures and hence to be successful in world of high cultural connection. Culture demonstrates shared values and attitudes. It cannot be only classified by its geographical boundaries but also by a subcultural, e.g. gender, ethnic and an organisational context and is influenced by historical, social and political issues (Cavusgil, Knight and Riesenberger, 2008). The impact of the British on the Indian business culture is reflected in the well- educated Indian bureaucracy and the fact that English is taught in schools. However, cultural differences shouldn’t be neglected. In this point managers should consider in which degree natural culture contrast or is integrated in organisational culture and its impact on the previously mentioned challenges. Based on Hofstede’s five cultural dimensions, one of the most eminent studies on cross-cultural leadership, overall cultural differences can be compared, especially in this
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