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Mexico at a Glance

Mexico at a Glance

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The different dimension of Hofstede framework for assessing culture IN MEXICO
NIKHIL.R.VIJAPUR Page 1
INDEX
Introduction««««««««««««««««««««««««««««.2Executive Summary««««««««««««««««««««...«.«««.4Literature Review«««««««««««««««««««««««....««4Key findings, Discussion & Analysis«««««««««««««.«.««.«...6Conclusions..........................................................................................................«...8References«««««««««««««««««««««««««...............9
 
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INTRODUCTION
This assignment is all about studying certain topics in organization behavior and relating them tosome of the existing industrial scenario. Here we consider a non Asian country for our study.Over here we study its culture and compare it with the Indian culture on the basis of Hofstedesfame work then we could come to a rough conclusion about how it could impact theorganizations in both the countries.
About
 
the
c
ountries
 
Here we are considering Mexico and India.Mexico is spread over 2 million square km with the population of 100 million comprising of 90% of catholic. the official language is Spanish though they there are some traces of other LatinAmerican languages. The major industries are food and beverages, tobacco, chemical, iron, steel.Mexico is famous for its different kind of carnivals that they celebrate which go as long as 10days. Mexico cosine is another eye catcher and it is centered on three national staples - Tortillas, beans and chilly pepper. Their culture has many resemblance with south Indian culture as both belong to the Mayan culture. Lots of words sound similar `to our Sanskrit words as Spanish isderived from Sanskrit ex tau ji/ tio, do/dos, roti/ tortilla.Known as the 7
th
largest country in the world, India is the largest republic in the worldcomprising of 1.17 billion people i.e. almost 1/6 of the total world population. It has got a vastcultural heritage .80% of the people follow Hindu religion, 17% belong to Muslimcommunity,8% of christens .though Hindiis the national language there are 14 other languages spoken throughout the country. Similar toMexico even Indians celebrate a large number of festivals which are spread over several dayswhich have specific importance. Indian food is famous all over the world especially for its spices.it has got a variety of food culture which changes from place to place .agriculture is the mainoccupation of the people as 70% of the people stay in rural areas. People still believe intraditional values where in elders are respected and children¶s are loved. Though it was a maledominated country before now things are changing and the country is progressing well in most of the fields. Few major concerns are low literacy rate, Castism and unemployment.
EXECUTIVE SUMM
A
RY
This report shows how two different countries having such a vast difference in culture, religious beliefs, habitat and appearance can still be related according to Hofstede analysis. The main aimis to show in which way employees can excel in overseas business assignments. Most of thetimes you don¶t know what your customer wants from you .views and perceptions can knownonly after doing this analysis which helps us in breaking the communication barrier and promotes cooperation as the ultimate aim is to have as many as global assignments. So personality profiling becomes quite essential as employees hold stable personality whichinfluence there mind-set towards organization setting and also towards business. Here as an
 
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example we consider Mexico as a non Asian country which is quit different in accordance withus still then we can bring both of them so close to each other as economic partners. Finally it¶sall about how an organization can transform to bring enormous changes for an exceptional cause.
L
ITER 
A
TURE REVIEW
Dr. Geert Hostede has done an extensive research on how values in a work place are affected bythe culture of a given place. He was working as a psychologist at IBM from 1967 to 1973 wherehe analyzed the data collected from 100,000 people from more than 40 countries and using theseresults he developed a model that consists four major dimensions to differentiate between cultureand later added the 5
th
one to give it a complete scene.By this analysis the person will understand better in terms of the differences between the cultureswith in the religions and also between counties.His analysis discuss about each country with the following format
1)
 
P
ower
D
istan
c
e
I
ndex
 
It tells us about the amount of similarities and dissimilarities between the people stayingin a given countries or society. Here everybody is given work but some are valued andrest is left out. Leaders are socked for most of the opinions. The countries in which the power distance is high people would hate to work. The plus point would be decisions aretaken at a faster rate. But the people who have power should act upon it. There is gap between privileged and under privileged people. The people at the top level down treatthe low level people. Few examples for countries having low power distance are New Zealand, Austria, Norway, Where as India, Mexico and France come under high power index.
2
)
 
I
ndividualism
 
and
C
olle
c
tism
 
It emphasizes on the amount of reinforcement on individual or collective relationships. Ahigher rank in individualism tells that indusial rights and individuality are givenimportance in the community. People in such kind of society may tent to loose their relationships. A low ranking implies that the societies have close relationships that isevery one takes care of the members in their group.
3
)
 
M
as
c
ulinity
 
v/s
F
emininity
 
It tells about the degree of the societal reinforcement done so that the traditionalmasculinity works on male achievement, power and control. Higher the masculinityindex male dominancy is there in the society and females are less dominant. A lower rank tells that female and male are treated equally in the society. Women take part in all the

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