Links to International Business Educational Videos
The following is a compilation of links to publicly available video clips that can be used as illustrative examples or case studies in international business and management courses and cross-cultural training programs.
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The American Handshake
This is an entertaining 4 minute video on the difference in how people greet each other in different cultures. It would make a nice addition to a lecture on cross-cultural communication.
Alternative link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=powo_XwMTZs
A funny video on the advantages of outsourcing.
Warning: the video contains materials that many viewers may find disturbing.
A funny video that illustrates very well challenges of cross-cultural communication, in
particular with a reference to communication in similar yet different languages.
Mr. Baseball – Rules Around the Table
A funny video clip that illustrates well cross-cultural etiquette differences.
A interesting example of cross-cultural communication differences
An interesting video clip that illustrates differences in greeting protocols: East vs. West, Japan vs. Australia
Very Friendly Handshake
Another video clip that illustrates “subculture-specific” greeting method. Not very educational, but can be used with a great success as a one-minute break in a long class on cross-cultural communication.
Rubber or Eraser
Another example of cross-cultural communication challenges
A good understanding of cross-cultural differences in approaches to marriage
Indian vs. American Accent
A good starting point to a discussion on accent’s role in cross-cultural communication.
Pro’s and Con’s of Outsourcing
An excellent starting point for a discussion on the effects and pro’s and con’s of outsourcing.
The Other Side of Outsourcing
An excellent 45-minute documentary on pros and cons of outsourcing
Globalization and Tax Evasion
A good 3-min clip that discusses some of the issues related to tax havens and tax evasion.
Gods Must be Crazy
This 5-minute clip can be used to illustrate cross-cultural difference in understanding of some of the most basic issues.
Wal-Mart and Immigration
An interesting story of immigration and Wal-Mart. Raises some interesting issues and can make an excellent starting point for a discussion on the effects of immigration
Outsourcing: Indian Perspective
A good video to start a discussion on pros and cons of outsourcing
India: The Future is Here
A good video to support the notion that there is a world beyond the US and Western Europe
DID YOU KNOW?
A great video for an introductory session of an IB/IM course
Alternative links: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2696735/did_you_know/
Weak Dollar Strong Economy
A good video for a class on the effects of currency exchange rates on international trade.
It's a CNN video, so you will have to watch some commercial first, but it's worth the wait.
Outsource Your Own Job
A great funny video on job outsourcing. It would help to present this video along with the story about an IT employee who was sued by his Sillicon-Valley-based company that accused him for outsourcing his own job. The man basically found someone in India who was willing to do the job for half the pay. Since the work could be done on-line, all the guy did was to forward his assignments to a guy in India and then get the results back and submit them as his own work. He eventually ended up "working " five full-time jobs as an
IT specialist for different companies in the US, but all he really did was a middle man between American firms and Indian employees. Now, all 5 jobs were effectively preserved for American - there were five high salaries paid in the US, but something was not right, right?
A nice starting pointing to the discussion on paradoxes (positives) of job outsourcing.
Here is more on this topic:
FDI and Jobs
A good short video on how FDI creates jobs in domestic markets.
It’s a Fox News video, so it will start with a short TV commercial.
A CLASS DIVIDED
The famous Blue-Eyed vs. Brown-Eyed experiment.
An excellent example of how stereotypes are born, the negative consequences of stereotypes and prejudice, how easy it is to divide a group based on stereotypes even if the stereotypes are completely absurd.
Originally developed as a teaching tool on racial prejudice, but works very well in classes on culture, ethnic diversity, immigration, and related topics. Works well in conjunction with a review of studies that showed human propensity to in-group favoritism, even if in-group / out-group division is completely nonsensical (e.g.,
studies that showed how a split based on a coin toss lead to inter-group wars and hatred, even though both groups knew the group assignment was random.
German films Die Welle (The Wave, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1063669/) and Das Experiment (The Experiment, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0250258/) are excellent additional) media materials on the topic you may want to show to your students.
Brits Get Rich In China
A great documentary that follows stories of three British entrepreneurs trying to make money in China. A great video case for classes related to FDI, cultural differences, IJVs, and just about any other IB/IM topic
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_n4pTMJLnE
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neNuyzPe1Rw
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLf4-PLgKDI
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdkbzB6TYdE
Simpsons: Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore (Outsourcing).
The power plant where Homer works is outsourced to Indian and Homer is sent there to be the company union representative.The episode is not very educational, but can be used to make a long sessions
on outsourcing a bit more entertaining.
Alternative URL: http://www.cucirca.com/2010/01/12/the-simpsons-season-17-episode-17-kiss-kiss-bang-bangalore/
P&T Comedy: Immigration
This 15-minute "documentary" discusses a number of issues related to immigration. Unfortunately, the P&T style may be unacceptable for a college lecture
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9ffO9mLlEo&feature=related
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnBN0trSE3c&feature=related
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y13DzxfrjY&feature=related
Cross-Cultural Communication and Culture Shock
A funny episode on cultural differences.
Job Outsourcing to China: Really That Bad for America?
A short video that shows how American companies make money in China.
An Example of Miscommunication Due to Accent
Warning: Some may find this video offensive.
I Love Lucy
Challenges of Translation
Talk in the Major Leagues:
Subcultures in the US, major league talk
Nike “Black and Tan” mistake.
Insensitive campaign by Nike and outrage from the Irish community.
See full story here:
To watch it on youtube, go to : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6cZeHc54Rw&feature=youtu.be