The final paper will be a cultural
comparison paper. The student will compare the United States and another
country of their choice on the basis of cultural differences and Geert
Hofstede's Five Cultural Dimensions. The final paper must be 10-15
double-spaced pages, excluding title and reference pages, and formatted in APA
style. The Final Paper will contribute 25% to the course grade.
Focus of the Final Paper
Submit a 10-15 page paper (excluding
title and reference pages) comparing the cultures of two countries. The two
countries will be the United States and another country of your choice.
Information of a historical, political, economic, or social nature that helps
to explain the values and placement on the various cultural dimensions will be
helpful. Your results will be presented in a written report. We want to educate
ourselves about particular cultures, and how the managerial task is performed
in those cultures. It is important that the linkage between certain cultural
values and management approaches be explained. Therefore, try to identify the
key values of the culture and specific examples of how they translate into
specific ways of conducting business in that country. The evaluation will
consider the substance, style and effectiveness with which the material is
presented to the rest of the class. The written report should include any
useful statistics, maps, or other graphics in an organized and comprehensible
fashion. The total report must not exceed 15 double-spaced pages, though
supporting material may be included in Appendices at the end and not included
in the total page number count. In addition, the paper and all references
should be properly cited and contain a list of references.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be 10-15- double-spaced pages
in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA
Must include a cover page that
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must include an introductory
paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper
with critical thought.
Must conclude with a restatement of
the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
at least five professional resources, including a minimum of two from ProQuest.
Must use APA style as outlined in
the approved APA style guide to document all sources.
Must include, on the final page, a
Reference Page that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the
approved APA style guide.