Identify stereotypes that foreigners typically hold about Americans.Why do you think they might hold these stereotypes?  Please not that these questions are based on international...

Identify stereotypes that foreigners typically hold about Americans.Why do you think they might hold these stereotypes?

 

Please not that these questions are based on international mangement...please help am totally confused with the questions!

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I would say that one stereotype that foreign investors might have about American business and management resides in the level of unilateral action that is taken.  The perception is that Americans in business might not fully grasp the globalized reality of interdependence and cooperation.  This comes from the fact that America has been seen as a leader in business and industry for much of the last century.  The emergence of a globalized setting has created a reality where there is more linearity and more collaboration as the work setting has become more equalized.  When Fareed Zakaria calls this "the rise of the rest," it helps to bring to light how Americans might not fully understand this condition.  This stereotype was enhanced throughout the world with the depiction of how America entered its conflict with Iraq in a unilateral manner that was depicted as more hubris and pride than anything else.  In the end, this stereotype exists, but is becoming more diluted as the globalized work setting envelops us in an increasingly relevant manner.

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