This is Part A of the Country Analysis Project for BUS 366: International Business.
Select two countries (neither one can be the United States). These two countries will be the countries you use throughout all three parts of the project. The Culture and Ethics parts listed below must be done for both countries.
This Project is worth 37 points. I will run the submissions through an anti-plagiarism software. Failure to reference the websites or any other research will result in a grade reduction of 3 points in your project score.
Please include the tables provided by the websites! Failure to do so will result in half the points being subtracted from your grade.
I prefer the format to be a 12-point font, double-spaced, and a maximum of 5 pages.
PLEASE NOTE: The countries you choose for Part A will be the countries you analyze for Parts B and C. If, for some reason, information is not available for your countries at the websites cited by a particular question, please choose other countries to answer the questions.
Culture: (24 points total)
Using the tools at https://www.hofstede-insights.com/product/compare-countries/ (Links to an external site.), CHOOSE TWO countries (neither one the USA) and COMPARE them among only the four HOFSTEDE dimensions presented on the website and in class. Provide the following:
a short explanation of each dimension, (4 points)
an explanation of how the dimension applies to both countries, (8 points).
Highlight how each Hofstede dimension can contribute to or discourage business corruption. (4 points)
Apply this insight for each of your two countries. (8 points Ethics: (13 points total)
Go to Transparency International, https://www.transparency.org/country (Links to an external site.) and compare your two countries’ Corruption Perception Index scores (see Question 1), with that of the USA. Why or why not is your country’s score lower than that of the USA? Provide the following:
A brief explanation of how the Corruption Perception Index is created, including what a high score and what a low score means. (2 points)
Country 1’s score compared with the score of the USA (2 points),
Country 2’s score compared with the score of the USA (2 points).
A brief explanation as to why your countries’ scores are different than the USA’s score. (2 points)
Compare and Contrast the perceived corruption levels in your countries with the Hofstede scores from the previous section. (5 points)
Country Project Part A Rubric
Short Explanation of Each Cultural Dimension
a. Power Distance (PD)
a. Individualism (IND)
a. Masculinity (MAS)
a. Uncertainty Avoidance (UA)
b. How PD applies to Country A
b. How PD applies to Country B
b. How IND applies to Country A
b. How IND applies to Country B
b. How MAS applies to Country A
b. How MAS applies to Country B
b. How UA applies to Country A
b. How UA applies to Country B
Highlight how each Hofstede dimension can contribute to or discourage business corruption.
Apply this insight for each of your two countries
a. A Brief Explanation of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI)
b. Country 1’s Score compared with the USA’s score
c. Country 2’s Score compared with the USA’s score
d. Why are Country 1’s and Country 2’s scores different from USA
e. Compare and Contrast the perceived corruption levels in your countries with the Hofstede scores from the previous section.
Failure to reference
Failure to insert tables
Up to one week late
After one week late
Failure to place names in the digital file
Turn-It-In Similarity Score 50%-60%
Turn-It-In Similarity Score 60%-70%
Turn-It-In Similarity Score 70%-80%
Turn-It-In Similarity Score 80%-90%
Turn-It-In Similarity > 90%
Total for Part A: Culture and Ethics