1. Consider Hofstede’s quote mentioned earlier: “Culture is more often a source of conflict than of synergy. Cultural differences are a nuisance at best and often a disaster.” How was this quote applicable to the opening scenario concerning the Daimler-Benz merger with Chrysler? 2022 latest answers

2. From your reading of this chapter, what are the major fundamental differences between German and U.S. cultures, and how were these differences manifested in the respective companies’ practices and behaviors?

3. What lessons can you take from this opening scenario for your planning of future international mergers and acquisitions?