Cultural Assignment Due April 17, 2009 • Follow the Writing Skills and Guidelines, p. 6 of syllabus. • Begin with the directions for question number 4 on p. 121, PLUS, add a third country, your home country, USA, Singapore, Korea, etc. for the culture comparison. • Through research, collect and present information on the following cultural topics for each of the three countries; you may add other topics to the list that you think are appropriate for understanding the foreign cultures: • • • • • Languages Style of communication Style of business negotiation Business customs Nature of business relationships • Business corruption • Religion(s) and role(s) in society • Popular attitudes toward business • Ethnic groups and tensions • Social, economic, political elites • Tastes and preferences • Entertainment • Special buying preferences of population • Identify and discuss similarities and differences among the three countries. • Based on your knowledge and understanding of your own country’s culture from the research and other sources, discuss the cultural adaptations you would have to make in order to do business in the other two countries’ cultures. • Provide a BIBLIOGRAPHY arranged in alphabetical order at the end of the report that identifies major sources of information used in the report. The Bibliography should identify at least 5 sources. • PROVIDE INTEXT CITATIONS OR FOOTNOTES FOR ALL SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION. • Ask questions throughout the course to clarify and get advice on information gathering and the content of the report and the presentation. • A beginning point for the countries’ cultural information is the list ofr cultural internet information sources on the course web page.