Using the Framework

Cultures evolve and are heterogeneous, interactive, and dynamic. The world is being reshaped by a large number of major events and trends that have occurred over the last ten to fifteen years such as the opening of former socialist economies; widespread privatization in many countries; the political disintegration of some nation-states; the relative decline of the economic hegemony of the U.S.; the development of new communication technologies; forced and voluntary migration; the changing role of women; accelerating attention to environmental concerns; and an increase in terrorism, violence, and crime (Behrman, 1995). Given this state of flux, it would be a mistake to think that your objective as a manager should be to use ...

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