cross-cultural management for Tanzania

Essay by omaromaUniversity, Bachelor's July 2014

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Name: Omar Mohamad

Id no: I12000545

Course Code: MGT 4231 (Inter-cultural Management)

Lecturer: Mr. Wong Fock Keong

Table of contents



Location and geography



Major ethnic groups

Basic economy

Land tenure and property

Major industries




Tanzanian cultural norms

Hofstede's 5 cultural dimensions on Tanzania

Cultural shock challenges

Ways of handling cultural shock




Cross-cultural management is the analyzing, understanding and establishing effective interaction of people from different backgrounds and culture in the business world. Cross culture is a vital issue in international business, as the success of international trade depends upon the smooth interaction of employees from different cultures and regions.

The United Republic of Tanzania, formerly known as "Tanganyika", is a fascinating and beautiful nation situated in East Africa, includes the spice islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia. The largest country in East Africa is blessed with beautiful landscapes, magnificent mountains dense forest, peaks and many species of fauna and flora.

In addition, Tanzania is one of the most diverse countries in the world, from mountains, islands, deserts, rivers, to tropical rainforests, volcanoes, waterfalls and lakes.

Tanzania was among the first African countries to gain independence, on December 9, 1961 and Julius Nyerere was the first president. Moreover, the country is famous for having the highest peak in Africa; standing at 19,341 feet above sea level- Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcanic mountain which is snowcapped even though it is near the Equator. In addition, the country gained fame on world stage in the mid of 1930's when a famous American author Ernest Hemingway, 1945 Noble prize and 1953 Pulitzer Prize published a famous book " Green Hills of Africa" ( "The Snows of Kilimanjaro").

The country mainly relies on agriculture. It's a major exporter of products...