Organizational Behavior United States and Mexico

Assume that the organization you work has already decided to geographically diversify internationally to Country__MEXICO______ (fill in the country of your choice),

opening a subsidiary there. Your supervisor will be sent there to manage the local human resource. Hence you have to submit a project report to your supervisor

explaining the main differences in culture and organizational behavior environment and management techniques between United States and the country you have chosen to
NOTE: DO NOT discuss why go to that country, DISCUSS how it is different from view point of MANAGING people there.

3. Project Report Format:
The report will focus on understanding the significance of the topic in getting better organizational performance from people, and how these concepts can and are being

applied in the field.

a. You will have to go through at least 10 readings outside your text, related to this topic, understand them, make notes, and critically examine these articles. Make

sure at least two of these are academic journal articles.
b. Make sure you quote all references correctly that you use.
c. The project report format will be usual standard academic journal APA format
d. Maximum 10 double spaced font 11 Times New Roman. (Including bibliography, which should include at least 10 other references besides textbook).
e. Make sure grammar is correct. Check the last page for some hints.
f. Use third person reporting- NO I, YOU or WE.
The report format will look like this: (Variations accepted as this may not cover everything)

What is the main idea of the report? (How to manage people in the particular country? What are discussing in this report?) Why is it important to discuss this? How

does this topic relate to improving productivity and performance of employees?
This is your Thesis statement.

Main Content:
-What different cultural dimensions will you encounter?
-What differences in daily life exist there that will affect your dealing with the local employees?
-What are the common etiquettes and business practices?
-How will you motivate the lower level staff?
-What leadership styles will be most useful to use?
-Any special HR considerations that you will have to make? (labor market conditions, government issues, laws, taxes etc.)
-What adjustments will you have to make in your own behavior to manage the people there?
Critical examination of these concepts. What are the limitations.

Give 3-4 examples of companies that are using these concepts in that country. Examples of companies in that country and how successful are they? You can incorporate

these in the content area as you discuss the different concepts. E.g. leadership styles that a company’s managers may be using in that country; incentives that they

may giving to their local employees; organizational structure they may using there etc. What concepts are applicable but not utilized by the organizations often? Why?

How can they possibly apply these and give examples of organizations that do use these. (When giving examples, mention how, not just names of the companies.)

How good and reliable are the organizational dynamics theories and concepts in this country’s context? Can it be further researched by other people? What areas?


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