You have been selected to open
two subsidiaries of organization XYZ. The headquarters of the
organization is in the KSA. The organization is dedicated to the
production of mobile devices. One of these new subsidiaries will be
located in Mexico and the other one will be located in Denmark.

As you can see in the image
below, which is from Hofstede’s Cultural Dimension Theory, there are
differences and similarities among the countries. Leaders should attempt
to understand these differences to create effective organizational
strategies. Specifically, these cultural dimensions can help leaders
determine business approaches, how to address negotiations, and can aid
in creating strong management and leadership styles.

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Source: Hofstede Insights. (2021). Country comparison.,mexico,saudi-arabia/

In additional to Hofstede’s
Cultural Dimension Theory, the GLOBE research has identified six global
leadership behaviors that are considered important in different
cultures. These leadership behaviors are as follows:

  • Charismatic/ Value-Based
  • Team-Oriented
  • Participative
  • Humane-Oriented
  • Autonomous
  • Self-Protective

Now, thinking about the above information:

  1. Based
    on Hofstede’s cultural dimensions, briefly describe the similarities
    and differences between the dimensions in Denmark, the KSA, and Mexico.
  2. Analyze
    how the cultural dimensions of the three countries (i.e., Denmark, the
    KSA, and Mexico) impact leadership styles, leadership behaviors, and the
    decision-making process of leaders. What factors most greatly impact
    leadership qualities?
  3. Explain
    which type of leadership behaviors, based on the GLOBE research, should
    be understood and how these leadership behaviors may impact the
    different cultures (Mexico and Denmark).
  4. Explain why it is important for leaders to understand cultural differences before doing business in other countries.

Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements:

  • Be
    4-5 pages in length (double-spaced), which does not include the title
    and reference pages, which are never a part of the content minimum
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