case study anna haakansson

Read the “Anna Håkansson” case from chapter 3 in your textbook and answer the following questions. It is important for you to read the chapter carefully before attempting to answer the assignment. The learning from reading the text must be reflected in your answers. Grading criteria for case studies are listed under “course information.”

Anna Håkansson case study

Please answer these questions:

1.What is your opinion of the manner in which Anna Håkansson prepared for her business trip? Could she have done a better job here? If so, how?

2.Using the materials from Chapter 3 and the text Appendix concerning Hofstede’s cultural model, how would you describe the cultural environments in both Sweden and Bahrain?

3.Would Anna’s conclusions concerning mainstream Swedish and Bahraini cultures differ if you used the core cultural dimensions (see pages 80-85) instead of Hofstede’s framework?

5.Based on what you have learned, identify some of the cultural complexities and contradictions facing Håkansson as she tries to understand the culture of her counterparts in Bahrain.

6.Based on what Anna Håkansson has already done to prepare for her upcoming visit, what are the next steps, if any, that you would recommend she take to continue developing her knowledge of business culture in the Middle East?


  • Prepare your responses in no more than 4 type written pages (in APA Format). There is no need to write too much. Try to stick to the points.
  • Be sure to discuss the readings for this module and at least two additional resources.
  • Don’t forget to use in-text citations and include a reference list in APA format.
  • Carefully spell check your work before submitting.

NO PLAGIARISM READ THE TEXT BOOK : Management Across Cultures Developing Global Competencies by Richard M. Steers, Luciara Nardon and Carlos L. Sanchez Rundle. Third Edition.