Getting It Right in Business
When doing business in a foreign country, businesspeople need tips about how to act and communicate in a new culture. How should a Norwegian greet a Japanese or Saudi businessman, for example? There are courses, books, instruction films and etiquette guidelines aimed at helping to prepare for interaction in another country. It is of course always risky to simplify or generalise too much about a country, but sometimes simple guidelines can be helpful.
Read more in Access to International English, pp. 236-244. Then do the tasks in the textbook and on this website.
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