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Open Access Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts


Organizational Studies

Reader 1

Jeff Lewis

Reader 2

Dru Gladney

Reader 3

Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert

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© 2016 Natalie C. Barnett


Attention to cross-cultural management in today’s globalized workplace and marketplace is paramount to professional success. In this exploration I examine the nuances of Chinese business practices and organizational culture as well as their likely points of divergence from American traditions. The variance between organizational culture across national borders is often significant and, as demonstrated by the cases herein, can prove to be either an opportunity to succeed beyond expectation or fail to the same extent.