2 Jul 2016
Can a Company symbolize a Country ?
This debate will provide an opportunity to analyse the different reasons –whether historical, cultural, social, organizational, or psychological– that make a business the emblem of a country. Can a company be representative of a country, its history, culture, degree of economic development, its organisation, its ways of thinking and doing? Conversely, can a country provide special support to company just because it is supposed to be part of its heritage, its history or even to contribute to the defence of its vital interests? So that a parallel or related question would be «Does a company have a nationality? Or, on the contrary, can a company be stateless? The question asked calls for further debate over other issues: the corporate culture she has a nationality? Does a company of a given country managed by a person of a different nationality remain emblematic of this country? In the context of globalization, should a company striving to become international forget the iconic features of its country of origin or, on the contrary use them as promotion tools?
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