The World 's Second Largest World Economy

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China has risen from the Third World status in 1979 to become the second largest world economy behind only the United States. The Japanese economy was the world’s second largest for decades until it was surpassed by China in 2010, and it remains comfortably the world’s third largest. South Korea’s economy, 15th largest in the world, is three quarter as large as Spain and 44 percent bigger than turkey’s. All three nations are important world trading nations (Moran, Abramson, & Moran, 2014). Both Japanese and Korea cultures have been significantly influenced by the diffusion of Chinese culture. A critical factor distinguishing Asian cultures from that of other peoples is their ancient philosophies and religions. Confucian
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Today, in order to align with the change of the global world, it will be change to reasonable with electronic communication. If I were responsible for a multicultural workforce with persons from Japan are language and communication, time, values and standards, decision making and so on. First, language and communication is complex, subtle, and predictable. Second, it is very important to be on time, in Japan, most everything will run on time. Third, values and standards the dominant Japanese ethos includes familial relationships, loyalty, conformity, and the collective good. Then decision making is important too, the Japanese value decision by consensus, before action is taken, much time is spent on defining the question. If I were responsible for human resource management in an American/Chinese joint venture in China-training, some of difficulties I might face are China is a culture that values harmony in interpersonal interactions, perceive conflict is easily interpreted as loss of “face” or disrespectful. Chinese are not comfortable making recommendations or suggestions publicly, understanding nonverbal signal is the key to work with Chinese people (Moran, Abramson, & Moran, 2014).

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