Culture

Bolivia: Business Etiquette in Bolivia

This website provides brief pointers on business practices in Bolivia including greetings, gift giving, meeting etiquette, and more.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: May 12, 2014

Tags: Country Specific, Bolivia

Business Culture: Kiss, Bow, Or Shake Hands

The site is offered by the authors of Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands and aims at helping people in international business, education, and travel. The blog section features the business cultures in various countries. It is updated in a monthly basis.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 24, 2014

Cultural Savvy

Cultural Savvy is tailored to the international business professional, this site provides advice, coaching, consulting, briefings, and workshops to users so that culture will no longer be a barrier in international business. The site also offers tips on business culture for a variety of countries, as well as related articles to accompany the tips.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 21, 2014

Tags: Global

Culture Crossing

CultureCrossing.net is an evolving database of cross-cultural information about every country in the world. This user-built guide allows people from all walks of life to share essential tips with each other about how to navigate our increasingly borderless world with savvy and sensitivity.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 19, 2014

Delta Intercultural Academy

A virtual forum for those professionally interested or involved in intercultural business and management communication. The site provides opportunities for contacting and communicating with people all over the world with similar professional interests through a personal homepage; personally facilitated asynchronous and live discussion forums (chat) and email; community-wide noticeboards, asynchronous and live discussion forums facilitated by guest experts; virtual education and training services for those who want to learn more about intercultural business and management communication. The site requires registration, which is currently free.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 20, 2014

Tags: Global

Executive Planet

Focusing on country-specific business customs and etiquette, Executive Planet features information on negotiating, business entertaining, and communication across cultural barriers in a business environment. Along with basic cross-cultural business protocol, it also provides information regarding business dress, international business culture, gift-giving, and more in a series of country profiles.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 20, 2014

Tags: Global

gE Modules: Culture

The Culture module offers one a general understanding of the following: foreign cultures, approaches to understanding foreign cultures, impacts on business, and culture and negotiations. The module also goes into more depth on topics such as the different elements and levels of culture, the importance of culture in international business, and how to be a successful manager when dealing with different cultures.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 21, 2014

Tags: Global, Online Course Modules

gE Modules: International Negotiations

The International Negotiations module offers information on: the importance of negotiations; the basics of international negotiations; cultural influences on negotiations; culture-specific strategies and tactics used in the negotiation process; and qualities that an international negotiator must possess.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 20, 2014

Tags: Global, Online Course Modules

gE Modules: World Religions

The World Religions module informs on the following religious insights: the basic history and ideas of religion; the relationship between religion and ethics; the major ideas of Christianity and the economic implications of that religion; the main tenets of Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism and the economic implications of doing business in an Islamic, Buddhist, or Hindu country; and the economic implications of the Confucian way of life.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 20, 2014

Tags: Global, Online Course Modules

Geert Hofstede Cultural Dimensions Resource Center

This site focuses on Geert Hofstede's research on cultural dimensions. In addition to the scores and analysis on individual countries and regions, the site also provides charts and graphs of the data, as well as a listing of related publications and information about other cultural analysis resources.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 20, 2014

Tags: Global

Kwintessential Language and Culture Specialists

Kwintessential includes several useful tools, including several language tools (language identifier, popular phrases, translation guides) as well as several culture related guides (doing business in guides, expat relocation guides, and business etiquette around the world) for a number of countries.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 20, 2014

Tags: Global

Latin America: Cultural Interviews

Created by the University of Texas, this site provides a compilation of over 200 brief cultural interviews with Latin American and Spanish executives. These Spanish speaking executives discuss cultural issues that are of interest for businessmen dealing with Latin American entities. The interviews are divided into the following categories: Negotiation, Language, Social Situations, Time & Schedules, and Spain Interviews.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 20, 2014

Tags: Regional Specific

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