The Dimensions Of Culture In Mexico And Mexico

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Dimensions of Culture
According to Luthans and Duh culture is the acquired knowledge that people use to interpret experience and generate social behavior. This knowledge forms values, creates attitudes, and influences behavior (Luthans & Doh, 2015, p. 112). Culture is learned from experiences, and shared with one another. It is passed down from one generation to another. We here in West Michigan have our own culture that may have similarities to those in Mexico or China but some significant differences should be documented. One example is the difference in the value of time between the United States and Mexico. Mexicans put less value on time and therefore do not see typically have issues when a meeting is late to start.
Universalism vs. Particularism
Cultures can be different in regards to how ideas and practices are to be applied. Universalism is the belief that ideas and practices can be applied everywhere in the world without modification, whereas particularism is the belief that circumstances dictate how ideas and practices should be applied and that something cannot be done the same everywhere (Luthans & Doh, 2015, p. 129). Our country has a culture that believes in ideas can be applied everywhere. While Mexico shares this culture to an extent, they do find situations where there may be a need to alter how ideas are applied. China has a more particularism culture. When doing business as a universalist culture with those from a particularistic culture it is important to

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