OJL  Vol.9 No.1 , March 2020
Globalization: Understanding the Impact of Cultural Differences in Global Organizations
Abstract: In an era of growing diversity amongst people in global organizations, the paper addresses the question of why people choose to reject or accept other cultures into their organizational environments. The document collects and reviews the literature on the behaviors, feelings, or beliefs that impact people when encountering cultures that are different than their own. The research examination extends from studies on the acculturation of individuals into an organization, as well as the assimilation process people navigate to understand and adjust to an organization’s culture. In the understanding of culture assimilation into global organizations, the paper identifies cultural background, social experience, environmental culture, biases, negative stigmas, learning ability, and psychological underpinnings as variables that can impact a person’s acceptance or rejection of other cultures in a global organization.
Cite this paper: Mayhand, D. (2020) Globalization: Understanding the Impact of Cultural Differences in Global Organizations. Open Journal of Leadership, 9, 34-52. doi: 10.4236/ojl.2020.91003.

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