Honors Projects for Management and Industrial Relations
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ItemCan We Decipher True vs. False? Psychophysiological Responses to True and False News Headlines Seen on Social Media(University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2018)Social media has morphed from a form of entertainment used to maintain connections with friends to a major platform for idea sharing. Almost everyone in our society utilizes at least one form of social media every day, and in 2017, twenty-six percent of a
ItemCROSS-CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN BUSINESS PRACTICES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND GERMANY: A QUALITATIVE STUDY(University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2018)Globalization of the business world is forcing organizations to adapt to growing cross- cultural influences. As a result, companies have recognized possible effects that cross-cultural influences may have on employees who work overseas and their business
ItemThe Global Mindset of a Cross-Cultural Manager(University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2014-01-15)The business world of today has become increasingly global with the rise of multinational corporations, vast enhancements in technology, transportation, and the interdependence of a global economy. With the increase in immigration, travel, and technology, diversity has become a major issue for multinational companies today. A global mindset has become a necessity for cross-cultural managers to survive in this world filled with different races, genders, ages, religions, and nationalities. This global mindset involves the ability to influence individuals, groups, and organizations of diverse backgrounds that have different intellectual, social, and psychological knowledge or intelligence from your own. Having a global mindset will help cross-cultural managers overcome cultural conflicts and improve the organizational culture of any multinational company. Due to the uniqueness and differences between countries, many companies fail or have difficulties in cross-cultural management. This project will highlight the importance of a global mindset in the countries of USA, South Korea, and Japan due to their growth, success and history. The synthesis of literature on the different cultural dimensions, leadership styles, and management styles will highlight the significance of a global mindset in this multicultural world. This work concludes that developing a global mindset will help cross- cultural managers gain a competitive advantage, understand and recognize the differences in behaviors, and improve their global managerial skills.
ItemAloha Summer Courses(University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2011-07-01)To give parents/guardians, teachers and caregivers the opportunity to provide their high school students aged 15-18 years old with a two-week summer enrichment course to give the students the tools to launch their own business through university-level education