Hi, I have an assignment due this Friday. Please Kindly help to initiate my essay which is focusing on the comparison of Culture framework between two countries. The essay would be approximately 700-800 words
the following is the requirement to the essay.
A comparative analysis compares and contrast two concepts/ ideas/ things that familiar although have crucial differences.
You will compare your culture with any other culture of your choice.
How to start your comparative analysis
· Become familiar with culture frameworks such as Hofstede, Globe project, Trompenaars and Ferraro described in the text book and resources.
· Make sure that you have address the following criteria
o Applies cultural Framework
o Demonstrates ability to compare and contrast
o Demonstrates ability to relate cultural aspects to the global business environment
o Clarity and appropriateness of expression
· There are 5 steps you need to follow when writing a comparative analysis:
o Step1: Frame of reference :
§ your frame of reference is the context you place the two cultures you are comparing and contrasting
§ It is your umbrella under which you have chosen the culture dimension
o Step2: Ground for comparison
§ The grounds of comparison is your rationale behind your choice of cultural dimension.
§ It tells the reader that you have made a deliberate and meaningful choice
o Step3: Thesis
§ Your thesis is your argument
§ Are the two cultures more similar or more different to each other?
o Step4: Organisational scheme:
§ There are two basic ways to organise the body of your work:
§ Text by text, you discuss all of A and then discuss all of B
§ Point by point, you alternate points about A with comparable points about B.
o Step5: Linking A&B
§ Your need to link each point in the argument back to the thesis
§ Use transitional expressions of comparison and contrast ( similarly, moreover, likewise, on the contrary, on the other hand) and contrastive vocabulary ( southerner/northerner).
Your help would be really appreciated. Thank you!