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  1. Introduction
  2. Cultural diversity : Background
    1. Corporate culture: Definition
    2. France: Culture and general organization of work
    3. China seen by the French
    4. China: Culture and general organization of work
    5. France as seen by the Chinese
  3. Difficulties in daily business
    1. Social networks
    2. The language barrier
    3. Chinese pride
    4. Negotiation
    5. Proximity
    6. The power
    7. Work time schedule
    8. Details of the daily routine
  4. Adaptation
    1. Curve 3 weeks
    2. The curve of 6 months
  5. Conclusion

The UPS Company was founded in 1907, and is currently the leading express carrier and largest package delivery company. As a multinational company, it is currently active worldwide and employed 430 000 people (including 2,000 in France), has 147 000 vehicles and 500 planes. It is the ninth biggest airline and provided daily flights in 2000.

Originally based in Atlanta (Georgia, USA), it is deployed in 200 countries and territories in which it delivers 15.6 million packages and documents. This is a private profit making business that is diversified as its business is a leading provider of services, specialized in transportation, logistics, capital and e-commerce.

UPS is listed in the New York Stock Exchange; the transport company uses the system to generate shareholder equity. The brown work clothes of its employees have become so symbolic that they have nicknamed themselves the "browns" and have now it as a registered trademark.

UPS is a company that is already highly organized, highly formalized and planned at any point. Its imposing structure did not allow it to remain highly centralized, but the structure allowed a strong geographic division of control through the chiefs of sectors or divisions.

The age and size of the firm can explain the ultra favorable express delivery, as well as the high technical and technological level that is a key priority to maintain this leadership.

The turnover of UPS in 2001 reached $30.6 billion and steadily increased from there. Similarly, the profits totaled to $2.5 billion, in the same year as the stock market and it has risen by 17% during that year alone. Always innovative, UPS has the largest fleet in the world of compressed natural gas vehicles.

Tags: UPS, History of UPS, structure of the UPS Company

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