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David T Williams * MGMT 615: Intercultural Communications Leadership SN: 0590317 Midterm – Morocco Country Brief
There are several distinct areas of the country which are the Rif Mountains in northern Morocco. strategic location has shaped its history. This culture brief and power point presentation is in support of that venture. Algeria and the Western Sahara desert. Nine hours per day closer to the north Atlantic coast and thirteen hours per day closer to the Sahara Desert. the Atlas Mountains in the country’s interior. the Mediterranean Sea. The content of this brief when applied to your day-to-day activities will provide you with positive control of your business ventures.Moroccan Country Brief David T Williams * MGMT 615: Intercultural Communications Leadership SN: 0590317 Midterm .2%.081 Dirham’s per one (1) United States Dollar (USD). mild on the Mediterranean Sea and rainy on the north Atlantic coast.6 million workers. The country has a climate that is dry near the desert. claims descent from the Prophet Muhammad. many foreigners were drawn to this area. The country is south of the European and Asian continent’s and is separated by only the Mediterranean Sea. Vandals and Byzantine Greeks ruled successively. Beginning with the Phoenicians. Arab forces began occupying Morocco in the 7th century A. It is bordered by the North Atlantic Ocean. The country of Morocco has a diverse and open economy. Its’ currency is the Moroccan Dirham’s (MAD). The country’s national debt is 163 billion USD. and daily activities. and the Sahara Desert to the south and east. and has a poverty level of 15% of the country’s population. bringing their civilization and Islam.D. The country’s unemployment rate as of 2011 is 9. and has a free trade agreement with the United States. on the Mediterranean coast of Africa and within the country of Morocco.Country Brief This firm is beginning a new venture in the country of Morocco. and as of 2011 has a labor force of 11. Romans. beginning with successful Portuguese efforts to control the At2 Morocco's . The sun shines in the country of Morocco anywhere from nine to thirteen hours per day. and it currently exchanges at a rate of 8. Morocco's location and resources led to early competition among European powers in Africa. which has ruled Morocco since 1649. The Alaouite dynasty. Visigoths.. Country Brief Morocco is a kingdom that is located on the northwest coast of Africa.
began a strong campaign for independence after World War II. Declarations such as the Atlantic Charter (a joint U. By the same treaty.Moroccan Country Brief lantic coast in the 15th century. the city of Casablanca at 3. Union Constitutionnelle. head of the armed forces.044 million. appoints the Pirme Minister and the other four main ministers of the Moroccan government.S. and 1% is others. goods. It is the only 3 .239 citizens in the country of Morocco of which 99% are Arab-Berber. The Treaty of Fes (1912) made Morocco a protectorate of France. among other things.” has the authority to override the legislative and judicial branches of the Moroccan Parliamentary government. The monarch or “The King. Nationalist political parties. and the city of Fes at 1. The coastline from the North Atlantic Coast to the Mediterranean Coast is 1. The economic system of the country of Morocco has a gross domestic product (GDP) that ranks 46th in the world. end of coast.835 kilometers from. served as a base for the independence movement.77 million. He is head of State. Spain assumed the role of protecting power over the northern and southern (Saharan) zones. The main political parties are the Loyalists. the right of all people to choose the form of government under which they live). France showed a strong interest in Morocco as early as 1830. United Kingdom. Following recognition by the United Kingdom in 1904 of France's "sphere of influence" in Morocco. The country’s imports and exports are mostly going to and coming from France. The language of business is often French. industrial. The country’s main products that drive the gross domestic product are services. which is a comparative area of approximately the size of the State of California. and the United States.550 square kilometers. however Arabic is the official spoken language with Berber dialects. The country of Morocco covers a total land area of 446.245 million. and the largest Muslim movement is the Al-Adl Wal-Ihsane (Justice and Charity) party. which took shape under the French protectorate. The remaining cities all have less than 1 million people. 1956.309. The political structure of the country of Morocco is a constitutional monarchy as opposed to an absolute monarchy. There is a population of 32. This is indicative of the country achieving its’ independence from France on March 2. the Algeciras Conference (1906) formalized France's "special position" and entrusted policing of Morocco to France and Spain jointly. to end of coast. and services. Spain. and agricultural products.-British statement set forth. The largest portion of the population is concentrated in the capital city of Rabat which is 1. exampled by the country of Saudi Arabia. Italy.
The local people in the city of Casablanca are predominately Sunni Muslims. you will understand that in the Muslim community there is prayer call five times per day. The country of Morocco acknowledges the Hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca. Here products. The country’s expenditures far exceed its’ budget. Many influence heavily the way that business is conducted in this country. As you begin to learn Arab customs and courtesies.Moroccan Country Brief country on the continent of Africa that has a bi – lateral trade agreement with the United States. and their populations range from 912 citizens in the city of Ounagha to 2. This organization has chosen to open its’ new offices for this business venture in the city of Casablanca. handouts other visual aids. Many of your counterparts in this business. There will also be leaflets. and local populace will carry prayer rugs with them to pray upon 5 times per day which means during business hours.5% of that budget deficit. goods. Morocco was among the first Arab and Islamic states to de4 . and services are plentiful and are closely matched to many of the products. We will also aid each employee in obtaining passports and country visa’s for the United States and the country of Morocco. It is customary for the Muslim world to all face the east when they pray 5 times per day. and all collaborations for passports and visas will be coordinated through the embassy once you arrive in country. goods. which produces the country’s budget deficit of 2.874 citizens in the city of Casablanca. which the gross domestic product (GDP) is 3.2%. courtesies. both French and Arabic. This should aid and help your transition from everyday life in the United States to everyday life in the country of Morocco. Again the official language for business is French. and services that you would find in the United States. This company will provide you with level 1 antiterrorism training to aid its’ employees in the transition to Moroccan life. There are 359 cities in the country of Morocco. The city of Casablanca has a healthy tourism industry where visitors come from around the world to tour the city. pamphlets. The United States Embassy is located in Rabat the capital of Morocco. and worship free of interference with the Moroccan government. and Morocco observes fasting during the Muslim observance know as Ramadan. Saudi Arabia by closing down all business within the country of Morocco during the time of the Hajj. This makes incidents of terrorism very high in this international community.936. We chose this location because of its’ coastal location and population density. This company will provide interpreters to its’ Moroccan employees to aid in bridging the gap of the language barrier once you arrive in country. which will include but not be limited to antiterrorism information for this company’s employees to know and understand for that region of the world. and traditions to follow in this country. there are many customs. As you may have derived from the content in this country brief thus far.
The subsistence items on the menu would be that in which you would expect to see at any cafeteria found within the United States. AT&T will provide direct dial to the United States exclusive of a country code. The water is useable and drinkable within the country of Morocco. 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States and declare solidarity with the American people in fighting terrorism. heliports. There is also a satellite telephone service located within the country of Morocco. prepared food. bicycle. pipelines. trams. and taxis. The local markets sell exotic subsistence items in their stores. and an internet service. We will also provide exclusively to our Moroccan employees cellular telephones for company business only via World Com cellular telephone service. and the merchant marines on the coastal areas of Morocco and within the confines of the city of Casablanca. and raw. In addition. motorcycle. cellular telephone service. unprepared subsistence items. however we will provide training classes to aid you in your subsistence items selection for both cooked. many of which this company’s employees may or may not recognize. The telephone system for the country is a fiber optic network in the urban area of Casablanca and in the rural area is a microwave Radio frequency hardware type telephone system. which is also a direct dial service similar to state – to – state dialing within the United States. The main mass transit conduits are bus. however this company will internally observe all United States holidays. roadways. most has a unique Arabian and African flavor. however it is very expensive. The transportation services in the country of Morocco consist of airports.Moroccan Country Brief nounce the September 11. There is no Christmas or Easter observances in the country of Morocco. The country code for long distance telephone calls to Morocco is 212 and the country code for long distance calls to the United States is 1. which is the equivalent of state – to state dialing within the United States. There are also TV and Radio services within the country of Morocco however. cable TV services are very expensive and radio services are free within that country. This company will employ the services of AT&T to provide telephone services within the country of Morocco for its office there. courtesies and traditions. railways. with Mercedes 5 . This company will also provide limited life support services in the form of a cafeteria in its’ Casablanca office and bottled water for all of its employees. The average employee will find that many of the subsistence items will have an acquired taste that you will learn to appreciate. all employees hired within the country of Morocco will observe all company holi- day’s and customs as well. The city of Casablanca has some of the best cuisine in the world. customs. cars.
It is known for shipments of hashish mostly directed to Western Europe and is a transit point for cocaine from South America destined for Western Europe. The policies of this organization and the customs. It is one of the world's largest producers of illicit hashish. In addition they oftentimes dull the senses and leaves a user un alert and open to terroristic activities and acts of terrorism that they would have otherwise noticed. and promote an environment that is conducive to this organizations success in the Mediterranean country of Morocco and the city of Casablanca. even for recreational. The employees of that leader must absolutely understand their leader’s position at all times. courtesies and traditions of the country of Morocco demand that a leader both adheres to them and enforces the same. and the local customs. When a leader stresses these important issues he or she will provide an invaluable service to his or her employees. linear star) known as Sulayman's (Solomon's) seal in the center of the flag. These illicit drugs are taboo and are frowned upon by this company. realizing that they themselves might one day be a leader in this organization. To lead in this country you as a leader absolutely must adhere to the issues that have been addressed in this country brief. These mass transit conduits will get the employees of this company to and from work however. Illicit Drugs is an issue of paramount importance in the city of Casablanca and the country of Morocco. the pentacle repre6 . All employees of this company should know and understand that it bears no less significance to the people of Morocco than the United States flag bears to the people of the United States. communication. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) world fact book describes the Moroccan Flag as to wit: “Red with a green pentacle (five-pointed. It is important to recognize the Moroccan flag and to understand its’ meaning. and are grounds for dismissal from this company. red and green are traditional colors in Arab flags. Morocco is a significant consumer of cannabis or marijuana. this organization is prepared to offer a free shuttle service to all employees who wish to participate in the program.Moroccan Country Brief Benz being the most predominate vehicle within the country of Morocco and the city of Casablanca. A leader must stress to his or her employees the importance of obeying Moroccan rules. and a heightened sense of awareness is the key to leading in this country. courtesies and traditions of that country. although the use of red is more commonly associated with the Arab states of the Persian gulf. This program however requires certain living arrangements that are company sponsored but not company controlled. Furthermore. social use.
and French Law. and the Force Aerienne Royale Marocaine). and each employee can enjoy all that it has to offer however. FAR). The average Moroccan military member is 20 years old and must mandatorily serve in the Moroccan military for 18 months. the country of Morocco. Marines). We find this same type of law in the United States. You. as an employee of this company must have tolerance as Islam is a way of life in Morocco. The country of Morocco is a beautiful country. It is extremely important to remember that the country of Morocco is an Islamic belief type country.” The Moroccan military falls under the direct leadership of the King or Monarch and consists of the Royal Armed Forces (Forces Armees Royales. and constitutional law which is highly opinionated and highly interpretative by its administrators.Moroccan Country Brief sents the five pillars of Islam and signifies the association between God and the nation. It is paramount that every employee adheres to the laws. it is imperative that all leaders ensure that their employees are in strict adherence to the English common law that this organization obeys. the company’s business is what you as employees of this company are there to conduct. design dates to 1912. and it has only been 60 plus years since its liberation from France. enforces and adheres to. criminal. All employees of this organization will be instructed what to look for and what to do should you encounter a member of the Moroccan military. State of Louisiana. It is extremely important that each and every 7 . and many of the Christian ideals and beliefs are non-existent in Morocco. rules and regulations of this country. This country brief is not all – inclusive however this company will provide further training and informative sessions in regards to the country of Morocco to aid in your transition to life in that country. Military expenditures are 5% of the Moroccan Gross Domestic Product (GDP). and on the continent of Africa. This information is current as of the year 2010. The employees that have been chosen for this endeavor are the most qualified for this company’s business ventures in the country of Morocco. French law consists of four areas of law in which those areas are civil.” therefore. the Royal Moroccan Air Force (Al Quwwat al Jawyiya al Malakiya Marakishiya. administrative. the Royal Moroccan Army (includes Air Defense). the Royal Moroccan Navy (includes Coast Guard. Conclusion In conclusion it is the business of this company to expand its global growth and operations into the city of Casablanca.
. Master’s Certificate (MC) Commercial and Government Contract Management with an emphasis in Lean Six Sigma. Jacobs. K (2010) The Rough guide to Morocco.gov/library/publications/theworld-factbook/geos/mo.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5431. and motivation to the company’s objectives for expansion into the country of Morocco. http://www. Excelsior College. Albany..state. purpose.. direction.Moroccan Country Brief employee maintains their focus. Brown. CIA World Fact Book. Retrieved: March 10. M. McVeigh.htm#history. Lund. NY. with a minor in history. T (2006) The Caliph’s House.cia.html Retrieved: March 10. Inc Ellingham. NY Bantam Dell: A Division of Random House.. D. Dept of State. Villanova University.. H. New York. S. S. Hawkins. PA. New York. Masters of 8 . Penguin Books *David Tavoris Williams: Bachelors of Science (BSL) Liberal Arts. D. 2012 Shah. NY. 2012 U. Villanova. https://www.
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