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International Business Style

Read the portraits of managers in five different countries and decide which country each one corresponds to

- Germany

- Poland

- Sweden

- The United Kingdom

- The United States

Managers from this country

consider professional and technical skills to be very important.

have a strong sense of authority.

respect the different positions in the hierarchy of their companies.

clearly define how jobs should be done.

are very loyal to their companies and expect their subordinates to obey them.

are often older than in other countries.

Managers from this country

consider social qualities to be as important as education.

encourage their employees to take an interest in their work.

pay close attention to the quality of working life.

do not use as much authority as in other countries.

appreciate low-level decision-making.

are often women.

Managers from this country

generally attend business schools.

communicate easily and informally at work.

admire the qualities of a leader.

expect everyone to work hard. Individual performance .is measured and initiative is rewarded.

have competitive and aggressive attitudes to work.

often accept innovation and change.

Managers from this country

receive a general education.

delegate authority.

take a practical approach to management.

have relatively formal relationships at work.

encourage their employees to work individually.

believe it is important to continue education and training at work.

Managers from this country

have either gained their experience in state-owned enterprises or are competitive self-starters.

older managers hold technical degrees rather than business qualifications.

work very long hours and expect their subordinates to do so.

are extremely innovative, optimistic and determined.

are quick to invest in the development of new products, market techniques and methods of production and distribution.



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