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International Business Etiquette and Manners"

International Global etiquette, manners, intercultural relations, cross cultural communications, and cultural diversity for business people & business students plus Geert Hofstede analyses for each country

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Knowing and applying proper etiquette and manners in  conducting international business is essential for successful global executives, managers, and employees  Etiquette, manners, and cross cultural, or intercultural communication have become critical elements required for all International and Global Business executives, managers, and employees. As international, multinational, transnational, multi domestic, and global business continues to expand and bring people closer, the most important element of successful business outcomes may be the appreciation and respect for regional, country, and cultural differences - known as cultural diversity.

International Business Etiquette, Manners, gift giving, dress, comunications, behavior, protocol, customs, greetings, and more.  Learning the skills of proper etiquette, manners, and intercultural communication contained in these pages of the International Business Etiquette and Manners website will give you a wealth of information and resources that you can immediately apply during your international business travels and overseas assignments. In fact, you may want to print a copy to review during your next international flight.

College and University Professors use the International Business Etiquette and Manners Website to teach their Global Business School Students  This Site is recommended and used by college professors to teach their business school students the importance of understanding the uniqueness of cultures around the world and how to apply the skills of proper business etiquette and manners to become more successful. Geert Hofstede's work on cultural dimensions has been integrated into each Country's page to help students better understand underlying cultural differences.

 

 


Each Country's page on this Site has the following format:

Introduction

population, cultural heritage, language, and religion  Brief description of the country's population, cultural heritage, language, and religion.

Fun Facts

notes, thoughts, or comments about the country  Special or unique notes, thoughts, or comments about the country

Geert Hofstede
Analysis

Geert Hofstede Cultural Dimesions to improve your international global business knowledge, etiquette, and manners  Having insight into the cultural dynamics of a country or region can be very helpful to understand why people act the way they do, and the appropriate way you should act while in that country. To assist with this understanding, each country page contains a Geert Hofstede Analysis. Geert Hofstede developed a model that identifies four primary dimensions to differentiate cultures. Explanation of Geert Hofstede Dimensions

Appearance

do's and don'ts involving Dress, Clothing, Body Language, and Gestures.  Highlights business etiquette do's and don'ts involving Dress, Clothing, Body Language, and Gestures.

Behavior

Dining, Gift-giving, Meetings, Customs, Protocol, Negotiation  Highlights business etiquette do's and don'ts involving Dining, Gift-giving, Meetings, Customs, Protocol, Negotiation, and General behavioral guidelines.

Communication

Greetings, Introductions, and Conversational guidelines  Highlights business etiquette do's and don'ts involving Greetings, Introductions, and Conversational guidelines.

Resources

Books and Websites  A guide is located at the bottom of each Country's Page listing Books and Websites applicable to that Country.

Books and Websites  The "Ask Question" button has been placed at the bottom of each page. It takes you to a form that will send your question or feedback directly to the International Business Center staff. We welcome both your questions and feedback.


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