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Global Business Cultural Analysis India

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Global Business Cultural Analysis India
James Geer
Liberty University

Professor Wallace Saunders
BUSI 604
October, 2012

As we look at the differences between the two cultures, the American and the Indian, I will endeavor during the course of this paper to ascertain the similarities as well. It is also my intention to see what, if any of the two cultures can be brought to the other so as to make the globalization of the two cultures mutually beneficial to both. It is with this in mind that I endeavor to bring information in regards to the communication, business ethics and other pertinent information to the ...view middle of the document...

This rule ran for some three hundred years. It was on August 15, 1947 that India was completely free of outside rulers and Nehru was placed as the first Prime Minister of the independent country of India. January 26, 1950 saw India become a Republic and a new constitution was created. It was at this point that India worked tirelessly to gather its own justice, and bureaucratic institutions.

Q1. What are the major elements and dimensions of culture in India?
The major elements and dimensions of culture that have been listed for discussion are Communication, Religion, Ethics, Values & Attitudes, Manners & Customs, Social Structure & Organizations, Education, and the Hofstede cultural analysis.
Communication, which has been defined in Webster’s College Dictionary, as “the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions or information by speech, writing, or signs” (Webster's College Dictionary, 1995) has proven to be a constantly evolving situation within the Indian homeland. With so many different languages, the constitution actually spelled out that Hindi was to be the religion of choice and English was to be the one for most business dealing. The constitution further lists among its many articles which languages will be used for which purpose.
1.1 Languages
According to the Indian Constitution that was adopted on November 26, 1949, there are provisions in which the different languages are to be adopted for different forms of government and for the different masses of the people. In Part XCII, Section 346 of the Constitution, it states “The official language of the Union shall be Hindi in Devanagari script.” (M. S. Thirumalai, 2002) It also recognized that there were at least eighteen languages that were being spoken in the union and they have been listed below. Granted that there are other languages and dialects in use, they have also made provision in Part III, Section 29 of the same constitution that states “Any section of the citizens residing in the territory of India or any part thereof having a distinct language, script or culture of its own shall have the right to conserve the same. “ (M. S. Thirumalai, 2002)
There are many languages listed in the constitution and each has its own importance to their speakers. There are probably just as many if not more when you account for the different dialects that may also be in use. Some of those listed in the constitution include “Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Urdu, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu,” (The Constitution of India, 1949).
1.2 Education
1.1.1 education in India.
Although some have said that the United States has the best educational system in the world, there are others like Sumit Gupta that disagrees with this opinion. Sumit has given us the following statement in his report on the differences in education and according to him; he has...

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