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Transcript of UAE-IBA-4
Emirates A Culture Analysis Introduction Virpi
Ochoa THEORY Hofstede's Dimensions Uncertainty
distance Long-term orientation Masculinity Feminity Individualism CULTURAL
DIFFERENCES Interview TEAM UPM UPM-Kymmene Oyj, is a global paper and forest products company.
UPM consists of three business segments
Energy and Pulp
Engineered materials (for example plywood and self-adhesive labels)
UPM has production plants in 16 countries (24,000 employers). Interviewee profile Benita Grönlund
Born / Living: Helsinki.
Studies: MSc Economics.
Status: Married, no children.
Job position: Sales and Marketing Manager (UPM Helsinki head office).
Benita lived in Dubai 1999-2004. Interview
environment Business meetings
placed in Dubai Women dress code
(Ramadan) Job Title
Position Status Expensive good
quality childcare Personal | Business Foreigners NOT
allowed to own
a company Traditions reflected
in Business Practicalities Bureaucracy Driving Drinking Money fraud Class system Arabs Europeans Asians The Help Restaurants Culture
shock Modern vs Traditional Dangerous traffic Polite
Friendship Man-made Comparison Uncertainty Avoidance is
a common index Geert Hofstede's comparison chart Similarities Differences Family UAE Finland Social status Finland UAE Women in business UAE Finland Relationships in business UAE Finland Personal life / Private life UAE Finland Deadlines Verbal language UAE Finland Emotional expression UAE Finland UAE Finland Working mentality UAE Finland When in Rome, do as the Romans do Facts Location Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman
and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and
Saudi Arabia Area total: 83,600 sq km (country comparison: 115)
land: 83,600 sq km
water: 0 sq km Climate desert; cooler in eastern mountains Natural hazards frequent sand and dust storms Ethnic groups Emirati 19%, other Arab and Iranian 23%, South Asian 50%, other expatriates (includes Westerners and East Asians) 8% (1982)
note: less than 20% are UAE citizens (1982) Languages Arabic (official), Persian, English, Hindi, Urdu Religion Muslim (Islam - official) 96% (Shia 16%),
other (includes Christian, Hindu) 4% Population 5,314,317 (July 2012 est.) Government federation with specified powers delegated to the UAE federal government and other powers reserved to member emirates Capital Abu Dhabi Legal system mixed legal system of Islamic law and civil law References International business. [Alan M Rugman, Simon Collinson]
The Cultural Dimension of International Business. [Ferraro, Gary P]
Cross –cultural business behaviour: marketing, negotiating and managing across cultures. [Richard Gesteland]
Bisneskohteen Arabimaat. [Päivi Käri-Zein]
Abu Dhabi, Live work explore [Explorer]
http://www.communicaid.com/access/pdf/library/culture/doing-business-in/Doing%20Business%20in%20Finland.pdf Thank you! and please, hit us
with your questions