Culture Project: the Case of Aalborg Industries

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1. Introduction 3 1.1. Company Profile 3 1.2. Introduction 3 1.3. Methodology 4
2. Different perspectives on culture 6 2.1. Functionalist perspective on culture 6 2.2. Constructivist perspective on culture 9 2.3. Danish versus Vietnamese way of working 10 2.4. HRM challenges explained through theory 11
3. Knowledge management, explicit and tacit knowledge 15 3.1. Knowledge management 15 3.2. Explicit and Tacit Knowledge 15 3.3. Knowledge management processes adopted by Aalborg Industries in Vietnam 16 3.4. Suggestions for improvement of the knowledge management processes 18
4. Leadership 22 4.1. Leadership theory 22 4.2. Leadeship styles 23 4.2.1. Transactional leadership style 23 4.2.2.
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By acquiring and analyzing qualitative data, researchers gain a better understanding of the research problem through detailed information about the subject of interest. The main purpose of this research approach is to have a full and detailed description of the subject through the application of reasoning. The main purpose of this kind of research is to understand the phenomenon and to describe the situation. “Qualitative data consists of descriptions, quotations, observations, and excerpts from documents” (Quinn, 2002).
The purpose of this project was to gain a better understanding of the literature of leadership behavior and human resource practices of firms in cross-cultural contexts. In order to gain a better understanding of the subject and to be able to describe the situations in the subject of interest, the qualitative research approach was applied in the project. The secondary data was gathered online, using related articles and accessing reliable websites. It refers to the information using theories and frameworks such as different perspectives on culture, knowledge management, and leadership style in the context of two different countries.

Different perspectives on culture
In this chapter the authors of the project will introduce two perspectives on culture differences. The connection between one of the explained theories and the problems that the Human Resource Management faced in the joint