ArcelorMittal Acquisition

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Read the article Arcelor agrees to Mittal Takeover.
  3. Read the article ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel complete acquisition of Essar Steel.
  4. Peruse ArcelorMittal’s corporate website for additional information.
  5. Peruse Hofstede’s Insights for additional information.
  6. Write a 5-6 page paper following APA Style. For questions on APA Style, go to the APA Style Guide.
  7. In your paper, address the following questions:
    1. Compare Hofstede’s cultural dimensions for the countries of Luxembourg, India, and Japan.
    2. Discuss Arcelor’s motivation to acquire Mittal and Mittal’s motivation to merge with Arcelor.
    3. Discuss the two major challenges that threatened the Arcelor/Mittal merger. Which of Hofstede’s cultural dimensions might be at the core of these challenges?
    4. Discuss at least two reasons why ArcelorMittal acquired Essar Steel.
    5. Discuss the rationale for ArcelorMittal’s joint venture with Nippon Steel.
    6. If you were a manager at ArcelorMittal, what cultural challenges might emerge in your attempts to integrate a Christian worldview in the workplace?
  8. Include an introduction paragraph, a conclusion paragraph, APA level one headings, and a minimum of five (5) properly cited sources in your paper.
  9. Submit your formatted APA paper by the end of this workshop.