Mcdonald‟s across different cultures: us vs. india

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INDU1114: International Context of HRM Written Report U Veersma

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McDonald‟s Across Different Cultures: US vs. India

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Table of ContentsIntroduction ......................................................................................................................................... 4 Definition of Culture ........................................................................................................................... 4 1. Cultural Differences................................................................................................................... 5 1.1. 1.2. 2. 3. United States of America (US) ......................................................................................... 5 INDIA.................................................................................................................................... 6

The Company of McDonald‟s................................................................................................... 7 THEORIES .................................................................................................................................. 7 3.1. Geert Hofstede Cultural Dimensions ................................................................................... 7 3.2. 3.3. Owen J. Stevens “Implicit Models of Organisation”....................................................... 9 Trompenaars and Hampden-Turner “Seven Dimensions of Culture” ....................... 10

Conclusion ........................................................................................................................................ 13 Recommendations........................................................................................................................... 14 Group Reflection .............................................................................................................................. 14 Reference List .................................................................................................................................. 15

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Introduction In today‟s world, international business has become animportant part of every nation‟s economy, because of all the advantages that come from dealing with different types of cultures. This movement was responsible for the fast development of Multinational Companies. In order to succeed they learnt that they have to adapt to the place where they plan to do business (Ramirez & Kwok, 2009). Moreover, this involves several and strong efforts in terms ofmanagement, facing different types of issues and controversy. Human resources practices, are one of the most affected, because they work directly with individuals, the workforce, and the ones that suffer the major impact of cultural differences (Lertxundi, 2008). This work examines culture influences in McDonald‟s as a multinational company (MNCs) and in two different economies: United States and...
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