The savvy business traveler’s guide to customs and practices in other countries


作者:by Dan Blacharski


出版社:Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.

出版地:Ocala FL


ISBN:978-1-60138-174-3 ; 1-60138-174-3

The Savvy Business Traveler's Guide to Customs and Practices in Other Countries: The Dos and Don'ts to Impress Your Host and Make the Sale So you jump off the plane ready to meet your foreign counterpart and close that big business deal. You are too far away to shake hands so you make a circle with your thumb and forefinger up into the air for all to see, meaning 'OKAY!' - to you. There is a problem. We hope you are not in France where it means, 'You are a zero,' or in Japan where it is a blatant symbol for money, or in Brazil where it is just plain vulgar. Avoiding cultural gaffes such as these is critical to success in international business. Lack of familiarity with the business practices, social customs, and etiquette of any country can weaken your firm's position in the market, prevent it from accomplishing its objectives, and ultimately lead to failure. There are many nuances in communicating with people in other countries, just as there are in America. This new book will be the next best thing to living in a foreign country. It will introduce you to some of the more important cultural differences, based upon a country-by-country break down following an introduction offering insights from the author s own world travel experiences. You will find country-specific information about business customs and protocol in fifty nations worldwide. You will understand business culture, successful communication, and social etiquette; what to expect at the dinner table, and how food relates to conducting business. With this book, you can proceed confidently through business deals that involve foreign travel, social contact, and negotiations. Find out about proper gift-giving, business entertainment, and much more. Some of the cultural pitfalls detailed are stereotypes, personal space, forms of address, demeanor, restroom customs, tipping, social and business visits, greetings and introductions, names and titles, proper manners, proper conversations, business dress, clothing, telephone and computer use, dining, gift giving, smoking, gestures, numbers, calendar dates, time and temperature, holidays, religious information, developing relationships, being on time, and addressing women in business.

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  • Chapter 1: Introduction: Business Is Never Just Business(p.navPoint-6)
  • Chapter 2: Food: Fried Fish Guts, Lard Sandwiches, & Duck’s Blood Soup(p.navPoint-7)
  • Chapter 3: A Little Common Sense(p.navPoint-8)
  • Chapter 4: A Changing World(p.navPoint-9)
  • Chapter 5: China(p.navPoint-10)
  • Chapter 6: Japan(p.navPoint-11)
  • Chapter 7: India(p.navPoint-12)
  • Chapter 8: Introduction: Business Is Never Just Business(p.navPoint-13)
  • Chapter 9: Vietnam(p.navPoint-14)
  • Chapter 10: Indonesia(p.navPoint-15)
  • Chapter 11: Malaysia(p.navPoint-16)
  • Chapter 12: Philippines(p.navPoint-17)
  • Chapter 13: South Korea(p.navPoint-18)
  • Chapter 14: Taiwan(p.navPoint-19)
  • Chapter 15: Bangladesh(p.navPoint-20)
  • Chapter 16: Hong Kong(p.navPoint-21)
  • Chapter 17: Australia(p.navPoint-22)
  • Chapter 18: Russia(p.navPoint-23)
  • Chapter 19: Poland(p.navPoint-24)
  • Chapter 20: Ukraine(p.navPoint-25)
  • Chapter 21: Czech Republic(p.navPoint-26)
  • Chapter 22: Romania(p.navPoint-27)
  • Chapter 23: Hungary(p.navPoint-28)
  • Chapter 24: United Kingdom(p.navPoint-29)
  • Chapter 25: Germany(p.navPoint-30)
  • Chapter 26: France(p.navPoint-31)
  • Chapter 27: Italy(p.navPoint-32)
  • Chapter 28: Spain(p.navPoint-33)
  • Chapter 29: Ireland(p.navPoint-34)
  • Chapter 30: Netherlands(p.navPoint-35)
  • Chapter 31: Austria(p.navPoint-36)
  • Chapter 32: Belgium(p.navPoint-37)
  • Chapter 33: Switzerland(p.navPoint-38)
  • Chapter 34: Greece(p.navPoint-39)
  • Chapter 35: Portugal(p.navPoint-40)
  • Chapter 36: Sweden(p.navPoint-41)
  • Chapter 37: Norway(p.navPoint-42)
  • Chapter 38: Denmark(p.navPoint-43)
  • Chapter 39: Mexico(p.navPoint-44)
  • Chapter 40: Argentina(p.navPoint-45)
  • Chapter 41: Colombia(p.navPoint-46)
  • Chapter 42: Peru(p.navPoint-47)
  • Chapter 43: Chile(p.navPoint-48)
  • Chapter 44: Brazil(p.navPoint-49)
  • Chapter 45: Venezuela(p.navPoint-50)
  • Chapter 46: Canada(p.navPoint-51)
  • Chapter 47: Iran(p.navPoint-52)
  • Chapter 48: South Africa(p.navPoint-53)
  • Chapter 49: Pakistan(p.navPoint-54)
  • Chapter 50: Saudi Arabia(p.navPoint-55)
  • Chapter 51: Egypt(p.navPoint-56)
  • Chapter 52: Nigeria(p.navPoint-57)
  • Chapter 53: Algeria(p.navPoint-58)
  • Chapter 54: Turkey(p.navPoint-59)
  • Conclusion(p.navPoint-60)
  • Author Dedication & Biography(p.navPoint-61)