September – December 2023 Global Business
Business & Finance
Length/Format• 6+ typed pages (business writing format)• 12-point font• Double-spaced• No cover pageReferences• Minimum of 5 information sources (examples: newspapers, magazines, academic books, personal interviews, and websites)• Cite references at end of paper (not included in page length requirement)• Reference citations in APA (preferred) or other consistently applied format (Chicago, MLA, etc.)• Graphics may be included, but do not count towards page length requirementContent• Choose one organization engaged in global commerce to profile.• Include some basic information on the history, size, and structure of the organization. Be sure to consider what countries the organization is currently engaged with.• Include some basic information on the organization’s host country culture.• Discuss any unique cultural aspects of the organization that may or may not differ from the country where it is headquartered.• Identify any cross-cultural communication issues that arose for this particular organization in conducting business across borders.• You may discuss hypothetical issues that could arise for this organization if it did conduct business in another particular country (i.e., if profiling Stone Brewing, how could it successfully open a potential location in Brazil).• You may consider issues pertaining to cross-cultural communication in general, cross-cultural negotiation, and international human resources.Note: Feel free to focus on any aspect of the organization’s culture that you wish; the above guidelines are intentionally broad in nature.