The former scientist considers culture from a pragmatic perspective. He claims that culture integrates such aspects of human activities as human ability to solve problems with regard to time constraints and external environment (Trompenaars, 1993).
Another model of cross-cultural comparative analysis is worked out by Hofstede. This researcher is focused on an individual approach to managers’ decision making practices. He underlines that managerial behavior is developed under influence of different norms.
These two models will be discussed in detail and applied to managerial practices of UK and Saudi Arabia. Countries of Western and Eastern civilizations were not chosen at random. Western and Eastern managerial practices are quite different though there are some similarities between them. In order to prove this suggestion, this research paper will present correlation of every aspect of managerial practice of the chosen country with models of cross-cultural comparative analysis developed by Trompenaars and Hofstede.
Saudi Arabia is a perfect example of dynamic development and advancing of managerial practices with regard to external and internal demands of the modern world. In accordance with management scientists and researchers, management in Saudi Arabia is “culturally-oriented” (Abbas, 1995). In order to achieve success in the process of integration of western and eastern managerial practices, it is necessary to take into account the fact that each country should accept and adapt innovation introduced by another country. Thus changes are inevitable and should be made by every state that wants to act successfully in the global environment.
The country of our choice, Saudi Arabia, has a lot of cultural peculiarities and a lot of cultural issues have not been covered in different studies yet. Thus business partners have to study cultural background of this country in order to avoid fatal mistakes. Religious beliefs