Global Business Cultural Analysis

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Global Business Cultural Analysis: Japan

Greg Butler

Liberty University

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This paper was prepared for BUSI 604, Term D11, taught by Dr. Edward Moore.


The purpose of this research paper is to analyze the cultural perspectives of doing business in another nation. The nation chosen was Japan. After reading this research paper, the reader should be able to comprehensively answer the following research questions.

* What are the major elements and dimensions of culture in this region?

* How are these elements and dimensions integrated by locals conducting business in the nation?

* How do both of the above items compare with US culture and business?

* What are the implications for US businesses that wish to conduct business in that region?

In addition to the above questions, we were asked to list five things that we expected to learn as a result of completing the research project.

* What are the differences in employee and employer relations as compared to the US?

* What are the differences in the Japanese work ethic as compared to the US?

* Why our two nations always seem to rise above others faster in technology, medicine, research and design?

* The emergence and importance of eCommerce and eBusiness between our two nations is very similar in that we both rely on credit cards for payment more frequently than other nations. Why is that?

* I hope to better understand between our two nations how our governments are involved in business together?

I was able to get a better understanding of the relationships between employees and their employers as compared to the US, and learn more about the differences in the Japanese work ethic as compared to the US. I have a better understanding of why our two nations seem to rise above others faster in areas of technology, research, and design. I had hoped to learn why both the US and Japan rely on credit cards more than other nations, but...