“Sweden is the home of my ancestors, and I have reserved a special place in my heart for Sweden.” - Carl D. Anderson. Vast mountain ranges, ancient glaciers, crystal clear lakes, vibrant meadows, and a global reputation of peace and neutrality resides over Sweden. Yet, from 1851 to 1930, about 1.2 million Swedes (25% of Sweden's total population) moved to the United States. One of those 1.2 million immigrants who came fleeing over to America is my Great Grandmother, Linnea Gertrude Lindmark.
International marketing or business is uniquely different from the local market because the product price, place and promotion is vastly different from what is been offered to local customers (Johansson, 2000) With the emergence of the information technology, cross border marketing has never been a distant dream. However, it has never been easier even for giant multinational companies to face challenges that come in international business. The biggest challenge comes from the culture which varies from country to country.
Germany, Finland, and Norway all offer free education for students and still maintain a stable economy. Alexandra Flores Quilty, vice president of the United States Students Association, says, “Education is the foundation of any country, and if we want to see the country thrive, then everyone must be able to have access to an education” (Bernie Sanders Issues Bill to Make 4 Year College Free). It is a shame that some kids who could be incredibly intelligent and genuine can’t get into college just because he or she can’t afford it. Many jobs nowadays require education beyond high school. Those jobs will not be fulfilled if costs for college keep increasing. Reducing the cost of college will also increase the incentive for doing well in high school. Kids in poor families assume they won’t be able to get accepted into college, so they just give up in high school, resulting in bad grades and a lower income when they are matured. Wanting to learn more facts and information about various things shouldn’t have to cost thousands of dollars per semester. More money should be spent on the people that want to go far in life rather than criminals who cause trouble constantly. Children need to be taught that education is one of the most important things in life. Without it, success would be limited, and families would be harder to support. With Bernie Sanders as
In a time of global commerce, new business ventures can take on many forms. What used to be local or even national companies have become world-wide. International growth of a business can be extremely beneficial but is not without its challenges. Different countries have different peoples and different cultures - different ways of doing business altogether. If a venture is to be successful, these differences must be well understood.
Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Slovenia, France; what do all these countries have in common? They all have free public colleges. You know why? Because they realize that students that go to college become an educated workforce that will boost their economies, lower their crime rates, and decrease their amounts of poverty.
When conducting business in the twenty-first century, it is crucial to possess an array of skills to assist you in your business venture. In many situations you will be dealing with people of different ages, genders, races, and cultures. The world today is extremely culturally diverse. It is crucial in this culturally diverse world that we learn how to conduct business cross-culturally. Each culture has unique views of time, specific ways of demonstrating respect, different ways their business is structured, and distinct degrees of dependence. If all the unique aspects of a business are taken into consideration then there will likely be a positive outcome for all involved.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” (Strauss). Free college tuition can be education funded through taxation or charitable organizations rather than tuition funding. There are other countries with free college such as; Norway, Finland, Sweden, Germany, France, and Slovenia; consequently, Norway has a higher graduation rate. The reason America does not have this system is because, they are having the debate on if the United States should have in or not due to the fact that if it is free, where will they get the money from, people do not want their taxes to be higher so someone else can have free schooling. Therefore while the debate continues, Americans are suffering. Even though many are against free higher education; subsequently it can help society by decreasing student debt, increasing education rates, and allowing students to have more freedom to choose their major.
Stockholm (capital) can be identified in this map as well, including other cities known Swedish countries such as Göteborg3, Malmö, and Uppsala. Norway, Finland and Denmark can be seen to be neighboring countries. Sweden has a total of 231 airports which can be very beneficial for importing and exporting goods around the world (C.I.A., World Fact Book). Also, Sweden is right beside the Baltic Ocean meaning it is able to transport through various water ways. The country surely uses this ability very well be-cause it transports items to 189 countries including Canada as well, and it also has major seaports in Brofjorden, Goteborg, Helsingborg, Karlshamn, Lulea, Malmo, Stockholm, Trelleborg, and Visby. Sweden has a decent railways system as well adding up to 11,915 km, however it is very slow and makes transporting goods very lengthy. (C.I.A., World Fact
4. Language and social differences in potential markets act as barriers to business activities. Without knowledge of the foreign languages, conducting business transactions becomes harder. The culture differences make it even more complicated, since there are differences in business etiquette depending on the country.
Making business abroad can be risky, but it can also be profitable for a company as well; thus the necessity to study in deep the country where the company will bring the business to. International companies are faced with many cultural challenges, when doing business across and inside of different borders. Identifying the significant cultural issues involved when evaluating the attractiveness of a particular location as a place for doing business can be crucial for a business. Aspects to consider when studying culture in a new place
The education system in Denmark is much desired. All higher education in Denmark is free, including college, graduate schools, and medical school. The Danish school system consists of a
This essay will compare and contrast the education system in the United Kingdom and Denmark. It will focus on primary education and lower secondary, focusing on the Folkeskole, aims of this, how each country goes about doing examinations and grading, the curriculum content and how each country differs and also the teaching and learning of each country.
Sweden is one of the world’s most developed economies and the Nordics largest with $517bn in nominal GDP . Despite the fact that Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area it has only a total population of 10 million inhabitants most of them living in the Southern part of the country . With a GDP per capita of roughly $51,000, Sweden is considered a high-income country .
When dealing with businesses there are always going to be cultural barriers and obstacles. This is because no two countries are the same and each person is different. Cross cultural communication looks at how people from various backgrounds interact and communicate and this is what this report will cover. It will look at how people from different backgrounds pass information and make negotiations despite the barriers of culture between them. The case study ‘Journey to Sharahad’ displays the cross cultural exchange between the Americans who have just arrived in Sharahad are completely oblivious to the culture and people of Sharahad and what
When dealing with intercultural business a person should be well aware of the characteristics of the culture he is to be in contact with. He should be well prepared to face attitudes not common in his home country.