Case Study: Charles Martin In Uganda: What to Do When a Manager Goes Native
ijaysinh Dodia(A-11)Jagruti Gamar(A-12)
ishrant Gandhi(A-13)Neha Gohel(A-14)
A country with 32 million population. English is the main languagebut many people speaksmostly different languagesin accordance with thetribes they belong. 2/3rd are christians. The communication languageis the major barrier forany foreign nation to do business in Uganda. Business works moves very slow. Incomesare extremelylow & having exorbinantpayment system. Nepotism & corruption are the major norms.
HG is a US based company specialist in Powerplants(dams). Its values strongly based on US culture. It has made dams in 16 countries and owns half of them. In Africa the Uganda is there first Project. HG wants to build as many local allies as possible toprevent adverse publicity that could leaddemonstrationsand work stoppages. Employeeshave high degree of empowerment. No code of conduct for expatriateslife style.