Ghana and Cameroon

Ghana Football Team
Ghana Football Team
The Black Stars of Ghana

In a world which becomes a little smaller every day thanks to giant technological advances, it becomes imperative for corporations to adapt their business practices to the cultures and traditions of the localities where they operate. In lots of cases, the success of globalized businesses depends on how well they adapt to cross-cultural differences.

In this paper, I will compare and contrast important cultural characteristics of the countries: Cameroon and Ghana. As it applies to these two countries, I will specifically focus on political, marriage and family systems, business and entrepreneurship.

About Ghana
Ghana is currently one of the most popular and prosperous countries in West Africa. It shares border with Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, and Togo. In the year 2010, Ghana’s population was estimated to be more than 24 million inhabitants. [1] In 2008, Ghana drew much attention from the International Community as it was selected as the first African country to be officially visited by the first black president elect of the United States of America, Barrack Obama.

About Cameroon
Cameroon is a Central African country sharing its borders with 6 countries: Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo. [3] Cameroon is well known worldwide for the (former) glory of its soccer team, the “Indomitable Lions”, which was the first African team to reach the quarter final level of competition in a FIFA soccer world cup tournament. Often called “Africa in Miniature” because of its geological, geographical and cultural diversity, Cameroon is home to over 200 different linguistic groups. [3]

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