TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Cultural Analysis
2. Brief discussion of Norway’s relevant history
I. Cultural Analysis
The company that will be exporting products to Norway is a packaging manufacturer. Their primary product is called the “water box” which is primarily made up of recycled paper and cardboard and specially lined inside to allow water to keep the same taste overtime and not absorb or seep through the boxes’ liner. The introduction of such a product to the rest of the world will allow countries to decrease their reliance on petroleum and oil to manufacture plastics and water bottles.
II. Brief discussion of Norway’s relevant history
Norway is a country known for it's pristine natural resources. Most of the water bottled in Norway currently is taken from glacier melt which run into natural fjords located throughout the country. Remote regions of the country contain some of the most pure and balanced water chemistry available. The pure water sources are prized but only a handful of bottled water companies operate in Norway.
III. Geographical setting
Norway is located in Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Norway has land borders between Finland to the north east and Sweden to the east. Norway is home to one of the longest coastlines in the world, much of which is unfriendly terrain. The coast spans around 16,000 miles and has a large amount of islands located off the coast.
The climate varies throughout the entire country with the western and southern parts being the most temperate climates because of their relativity to the coast. The northern and inland portions of the country experience the distinct four seasons with cold winters bringing plenty of snow. The Gulf Stream and prevailing westerlies brings higher temperatures and more precipitation than expected for a country located with such northern latitudes.
Norway is made up of mountains, plains and coastline. The total area of the country is 323,802 square kilometers with over ninety-four percent being land and the remaining six percent water. Two thirds of the country is considered to be mountainous or high terrain and fjords are scattered throughout the most mountainous regions. Fjords are deep grooves cut into the land and flooded by the sea. These fjords are the remainders from many huge glaciers moving through the land following the end of the Ice Age.
IV. Social institutions
1. Nuclear Family
The majority of Norwegian families consist of mainly the nuclear family. Marriage is not a prerequisite to starting a family, and some couples live together without making a legal marriage arrangement.
2. The extended family
Family is one of the most important parts of life for many Norwegians and although traditional families are made up the mother, father and children, it is not uncommon to see older generation grandparents living with families...