Management Work and Society

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UNIVERISITY OF HUDDERSFIELD Department of Leadership and Management Management Work and Society BHO0007 Assignment 2011 Hong Kong Management Association Title of the project: Occupational Choice Lecturer Name: Chris Collins Student Name: Yiu Ka Ming, Bryan Student Number: u0976190 Date Due: 21st February, 2011 Table of Content Chapter no. Title of Chapter Page no. 1. Introduction including definitions of national and 3 - 4 organizational culture. Comment on the link between national culture and organizational structure/ culture. Implications for managers - the Chinese Dimension. 2. Review of the academic literature on a national culture of my choice. 4 -…show more content…
If organizational culture has stronger influence on employees’ values than their national culture, then headquarters can directly determine the behavior of subsidiary staff and no other ways around. During lifetime, national culture is learned at the earlier stage. The individual is largely unaware of his cultural conditioning and cannot spell out conscious response. Organizational culture is learned at latest stage and is assimilated at a more conscious level. The individual learns many of these organizational cultures in maturity and adopts an objective and critical attitude towards the learning. In Hofstede’s fifth dimension – long-term orientation, China is ranked at the highest place among those selected countries. That mean it is also true for Hong Kong. This dimension not only become synonymous with the Confucian dynamism but also indicates a society 's time perspective and an attitude of persevering. That means to overcome obstacles with time, if not with will and strength. The managers with the characteristic of long-term orientation, it may not be an advantage for them when working outsides Asian countries like Czech Republic and UK. For the majority of western culture, change can occur more rapidly as long-term traditions and commitments do not become impediments to change. Chapter 2 Hofstede (1980) found five dimensions of culture in his study of national work related values. The dimensions are: A. Power distance: the distance
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