Gung ho 1 gung ho presentation by: 2 a japanese car company, assan motos, buys a plant located in the small town of hadleyville, pennsylvania hunt stevenson (michael keaton) must act as a mediator to control the cultural clash between american workers and ja. Gung ho movie affirms the fact that there is a distinctive inequality in the society due to the strong cultural differences the different backgrounds in which hunt stevenson (a us citizen) and the assan motors workforce in japan is a classical example. Gung ho is advertised as a clash of cultures after the japanese reopen the automobile factory in a small pennsylvania town that sounded promising i guess i was hoping for one of those movies made out of loving attention to detail, in which we and the japanese would both be treated like eccentric laboratory specimens.
Gung ho gung ho, a movie by ron howard, depicts the differences in culture and work ethic between americans and japanese it shows how each group handles conflict in the work place, as well as at home. Gung-ho was a comedy movie released by parliament pictures in 1986 the title of the movie is actually a chinese expression for work together the main story portrayed the takeover of an american automobile plant by a japanese automobile manufacture- assan motors company. Movies are authentic cultural products, erational conflict due to cultural expectations: the film gung ho illustrates differences in formality by por. Gung ho case study in the movie gung ho (1986), the problem of cultural conflict between american and japanese organizational practices is depicted several cultural dimensions could be identified as the primary areas of conflict escalation through the relevant episodes.
Gung ho movie analysis in the beginning of the movie, oishi kazihiro is in a training camp for failing executives he has been a failure in his business career thus far because he is too lenient on his workers. Gung ho (howard, 1986) from the perspective of three theoretical models of intercultural communication: gudykunst's anxiety/uncertainty management theory, ting-toomey's face negotiation theory, and philipsen's speech codes theory. Gung ho: us vs japanese management styles gung ho is an interesting movie, which utilizes humour to compare the managerial and cultural differences between the japanese and the americans the theme of the movie is that a japanese company takes over a failed american auto plant and saves a town from ruin. Gung ho and the integrated cultural framework the purpose of this exercise is to apply the dimensions of the integrated cultural framework to the movie gung ho each company is discussed separately using examples from the movie and then summary values provided.
Using popular movies in teaching cross-cultural management satish pandey paper presented at 12th international hrd conference, organized by ahrd, ufhrd and the university of gloucestershire, uk, may 25-27, 2011. It was in the 1980'smany japanese companies built factories here in the united statesthere were cultural conflictsthis is a funny movie about differences between japan and the united statesthis is a classic movie in the 1980's , but we still learn a lot of things from this movie. The cultural behaviour and mindset of the american workers that is portrayed in this movie are a composition of each individual characterthe individualistic nature of the american culture that really stood out in the movie, was how the main character was facing a possible demotion due to his incapability to carry out his responsibilities as.
Gung ho (movie) - american versus japanese culture conflict (literature) cultural analysis of narrative kitty mandala hindu hugh b fox iii hugh fox hugh. Gung ho movie analysis a low power distance index (pdi) of 41, which is a measurement of acceptance of the inequality of power distribution among people, and a high individualism measurement of 91, which is the. The gung-ho movie - assan motors introduction the movie is about a japanese automobile company called the assan motors starting to do business in the united states where cultural conflict emerges between the american employees and the japanese managers.
The term gung ho is a chinese expression for work together which is what the movie is about as the americans and japanese attempt to work together the viewers are able to see the cross-cultural conflicts and huge misunderstandings that happen throughout the movie because of the differences in culture, work attitude, management styles. Gung ho, for those of you not familiar with it, is a movie that came out in 1986 depicting an american labor force at an auto manufacturing plant which is taken over by a japanese corporation central to the film are american and japanese cultural differences, particularly in management styles.