Global Business Chapter3 Notes & Chapter Questions Chapter 3-1 Culture around the World I. Cultural Influences – A. II. Culture – The Subcultures within a Society A. Subculture – Global Business Spotlight – Think Critically (Type the Question and the Answer) 1. 2. III. Influences of Cultures and Subcultures A. Cultural baggage IV. Subculture of U.S. Business V. Variations in Business Subcultures Worldwide CheckPoint (Type the Question and the Answer) A. 3-1 Assessment Review Global Business Terms Define each of the following terms and give an example of each from American culture: 1. Culture 2. Subculture 3. Cultural Baggage Review Global Business Concepts 4. How is a subculture different from a culture? 5. Why is it important to understand a country’s business subculture? Solve Global Business Problems – Which of the following statements are characteristic and uncharacteristic of the U.S. business subculture? Why? 6. Hard work is valued and rewarded. 7. Leisure is more important than work. 8. Intention is more important than accomplishment. Think Critically 9. Explain why cultural knowledge of a country is necessary for being successful in international business. 10. What actions must a person take when doing business in countries with strong family-work relationships? 11. What are some assumptions of the U.S. business culture? 12. What is one item that makes your culture different from other cultures? Make Academic Connections – Test Grade 13. Technology How can the use of technology help to preserve and destroy cultures? 14. Communications: Interview a person who has visited or lived in another country. How is the culture of that nation different from that of the United States? 15. Law: Every country has its own culturally sanctioned legal system. What are the fundamental characteristics of the common law system of the United States? 16. Cultural Studies: Use the internet to find examples of businesses that have has to adapt their business practices to local cultural conditions.