Risks involved for the US MNC in terms of bordering countries

Do we see any risks involved for the US MNC in terms of bordering countries?

How does the outdated percentage for expenditures for education as % of GDP give us clues about whether or not we may find employees with high-task orientation? If the government is not investing in its people to assure its people are educated, what might a US entrant expect in terms of quality of employees?

Finally, consider religion because religious differences can be a risk. Do you foresee that religious differences between the United States and China may be a risk? If so, how? If not, why?

How much English is spoken in Italy? Why might this be important for a US negotiator?

Run the Hofstede analysis web tool’s site side by side comparison feature using Italy and the USA. What stands out? I have given you an image to show comparison. What differences may be risks? What similarities may be opportunities. Read the different areas for each country beneath the graph in the analysis tool and make more observations about cultural dimensions.

If a USA executive was to be placed in your country to run an independent subsidiary, what traits would she or he likely need to best succeed in your country?

How do cultural attitudes about work and play relate to the effective management styles within the country? For instance would indirect or direct communication styles be more effective?

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