Identify a skill that you learned in this
course, and explain how you can apply it to increase success in your career in
a real-world scenario.
Optional: Do you feel there is a difference in gender negotiations? Should there be? Use real-life examples to support your opinion. What responsibility does a negotiator have when dealing with the opposite gender or another culture in negotiations?
Unit VIII Final Project
International Negotiations Plan
For your final assignment in this course, you will apply all of the skills you learned to create an international negotiation plan.
You have been asked by your supervisor to create a proposal for negotiating the sale of your product with a Japanese company. You know that Japanese business practices may be different than what you have experienced in the United States, and you do not want to offend the prospective clients. How would you handle the negotiation with the Japanese company? How would you introduce yourself, your company, and your product? Create a step-by-step international negotiation plan for how you would approach this business venture.
In Unit III, you created a negotiation-planning guide as part of the Unit III Project. Revisit that project and Table 4.3: Negotiation Planning Guide on page 125 of your course textbook. Use the steps listed on Table 4.3: Negotiation Planning Guide to create your business plan.
As part of your plan, you will address the ways culture can impact the negotiation process and how you will ensure cultural sensitivity. Using the 10 ways that culture can influence negotiations (described on pages 491-495 of your course textbook) as a guide, include how you will handle details such as time sensitivity, protocol, and communications. You are required to cover at least four of the ten ways culture can influence negotiation. You will need to research Japanese culture to address these issues.
Your plan should be a minimum of three full pages (not including the title and reference pages). Introduction and conclusion paragraphs are not necessary. Include at least three sources, including your textbook.