Doing Business in Japan An ancient culture which has evolved within the geographical boundaries of an island has produced a modern day society with unique values, traditions and customs. Doing business in Japan arguably poses the most potential for cross cultural misunderstandings. However, Japan's professionals are well educated in doing business with the West and will try to modify their own behaviours to accommodate you. Nonetheless, doing business in Japan necessitates preparing oneself by understanding areas such as business culture, business etiquette, negotiation and meeting protocol. This guide to doing business in Japan is in no way meant to represent an all-inclusive summary of tips on doing business in Japan.
Professor Roger Ames began his lecture by speaking of the misconceptions that Americans have about the Chinese. Usually the Chinese culture is either romanticized or demonized. China and America are both are powerful countries and Ames spoke of the fact that if they do not join peacefully they are stunting the possibilities they have to change the course of the world. Ames spoke a lot about the focus on competition, a winner, loser, and every situation. Whereas Confucius would focus more on flourishing relationships and being respectful and loving all.
How and why did the Chinese and Japanese responses to the West differ during the nineteenth century? In the course of 19th century colonialism and European expansion, the far east and especially both China and Japan were becoming increasingly interesting to western states’ economies. Therefore, in order to achieve economic expansion, western powers started to try to open Japanese and Chinese markets, even though their ingrained principle of cultural and economic isolation forbade any type of interaction with other nations, which were commonly regarded as inferior. However despite the striking similarities in Japanese and Chinese traditional ways of dealing with other “barbarous” civilisations (Pelissier, 1967, S. 11-13) the outcome of the confrontation with the West could not have been more different. Whereas Japan successfully managed to modernise to such a point that it even eventually became an industrialised, modern state with democratic traits in an astonishingly short space of time (Henshall, 1999, S. xiii-xv), China’s adaptation has been infinitely slower, undermining its status as an independent state.
There are two cultural patterns in my country, Indonesia, that are related with both readings, and they are different from Western people, the way Indonesian value their time and their communication style. A foreign visitor should be aware of those differences in order to adjust more easily and avoid intercultural conflict misunderstanding. According to Jeremy Rifkin, “ Every culture has its own unique set of temporal fingerprints. To know a people is to know the time values they live by.” Indonesians are different from Western people who believe “ Time is Money.” Indonesians always come late, at least thirty minutes. There is a belief that time is required to allow universe to reveal itself.
This helped him secure, MAIN and the World Bank business, bud was not good for society as a whole. A professional perspective also is reviled in Perkins personal experience when Perkins gets involved with General Omar Torrijos. Perkins writes articles in the Boston Globe that gave praise to Panama so that Torrijos, would continue to give large contracts with MAIN. This shows Perkins working from experience and in the best interest of his company, but this isn’t the most ethical way of him doing business. If Perkins did what was correct for society his he would have been acting from a point of view which would have been better for society not for the business and his personal self.
For example, they had reasonable level of roads and infrastructure, well-educated populations with existing skills, cultural traditional education and achievement, good geographical locations, government support and less ridged laws on planning and pollution. However the growth of the Asian Tigers can be seen badly. They focused on exports, arguably preying on the healthy economic state of developed nations. This isn’t sustainable within the global economy. By the 1990s their economies had expanded too fast and prices of property, stocks and shares had become overvalued.
sufficient and avoiding the unfair competition of low-paid foreign workers? According to Livingstone (2011), the major advantage for Countries that participate in international trade is that international trade enables the participating Countries to maintain some kind of comparative advantage in their ability to produce a good or service. Comparative advantage is a Country’s specialization in producing a particular product. When two Countries with comparative advantage come together in international trade, it stimulates domestic and international trade thereby, increasing wealth for the two participating Countries. Unites States Antagonist of international trade argues that international trade has the potentials of marginalizing the earning power of individuals in the Country given the lower earning power of their Chinese Counterpart (Blinder, 2008).
Then, they can be exchanged or sold (actually it dépends on wich style of trade the economy is based) . The more a state’s economy puts varied products on the international market the most it will get back profit wich can be injected in different sectors in order to make them growing. The second main benefit is the growth of emerging countries,like China, India,ect… These countries are providing lots of products westren countries need sot hey can count on these exchanges in order to make benefit. The main profit is based on a cheap and fast manufacturing heavily demanded by western companies, due
National culture is generally believed to have influence on national negotiating style. The differences between the Chinese and American negotiating styles are one of the most important factors responsible for the failures of U.S business with China. According to our analysis, there are mainly three differences between U.S and Chinese culture reflected in the process of business negotiation. 1. Differences in Focus As the Americans are considered as task-oriented, who tend to look upon negotiation as a series of point to “settle”.
Oral Presentation Practice Essay title: Globalization has brought profits to advanced countries, but has been disastrous for developing countries By: Luna Chin Su Kim (ID 4206304) Abstract To produce an abstract, summarize all the main points in one paragraph. Oral presentation Convert the following article into a speech, using a proper format. The writer agrees with the statement. Pro and con arguments are described in the following paragraphs. Globalization, through the reduction of trade barriers, has increased integration of various national economies.