Compensation Related Issues in the Movie ‘Gung Ho’

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Compensation Related Issues in the Movie ‘Gung Ho’

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Q1. Firstly, in the earlier part of the movie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7trB7i2xpfc), it is outlined that the starting salary for the workers at Assan Motors is $8.75, while they used to receive $11.50. So, the wage for the factory workers at Haleyville (a fictional town), Pennsylvania, has decreased. Why can this be the case? Provide your answer from the economics model of pay perspective that you learned in Module 2. In other words, you MUST use the concept(s) ‘demand of labor’ and/or ‘supply of labor’ in writing your answer to this question. However, if you have forgotten the concepts related to the economics model of pay, re-visit Video 1 in Module https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4LNBReJYJ0&feature=youtu.be.

Q2. Secondly, in the middle of the movie, Hunt Stevenson (employee liaison) and Takahara Kazihiro (plant manager) make a deal for a pay raise of American workers if 15,000 or more cars are produced in a month. However, Hunt Stevenson had to lie to the workers that there will be a partial raise when 13,000 or more cars are produced in a month. Why was this the case? Provide your answer utilizing the Expectancy Theory. In other words, you MUST use the concept(s) valence, instrumentality, and/or expectancy in writing your answer to this question. However, if you have forgotten the concepts related to the Expectancy Theory, re-visit Video 2 in Module 5.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKG6l0f4BG4&feature=youtu.be

Compensation Related Issues in the Movie ‘Gung Ho’

Q3. Thirdly, watch the video Examining the Differences in National Culture through Hofstede Insights (Modules > Module 14 > Required Videos). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlenU_liWzk&feature=youtu.be Now, go to the Hofstede Insights webpage and compare the national culture of the United States and Japan. Fill in the table below with the scores that you observe at the webpage for the six cultural dimensions of the two countries. For example, the Long Term Orientation score for the U.S. and Japan should be 26 and 88, respectively. (You cannot directly fill in the numbers using this document. You need to make your own table for your assignment submission. Just listing the numbers for the cultural dimensions for the two countries is also okay.)
Country

Cultural Dimension Score

Power Distance

Individualism

Masculinity

Uncertainty Avoidance

Long Term Orientation

Indulgence

United States

26

Q4. Fourthly, watch the video International Compensation (Modules > Module 14 > Required Videos) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGFF1jxc8rE&feature=youtu.be. In this video, we learned that national culture dictates what is more or less valued in a given country/society. Based on the scores that you have filled in on the table for Q3, briefly explain some of the notable differences in the national culture between the U.S. and Japan. Also, explain how some of the cultural differences that you outlined dictate what is more or less valued by American and Japanese workers based on the things that were depicted in the movie. You do not need to also discuss the differences in all the cultural dimensions. Just discuss one or two cultural dimensions. (20 points)

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