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About Chile

  Currency: Chilean Peso (CH$)                                           Capital: Santiago                                               Time Zone: UTC – 5:00    Overview   
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About China

In this profile our experts have compiled the most important information for you to start doing business in China. The country profiles are meant as general introduction and are linked to other documents from the platform that go much more into the details of each culture.
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About Colombia

  Currency: Colombian Peso (COP)                                          Capital: Bogotá                                          Time Zone: UTC – 5h   Overview  
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About Indonesia

In this profile our experts have compiled the most important information for you to start doing business in Indonesia. The country profiles are meant as general introduction and are linked to other documents from the platform that go much more into the details of each culture.
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About Malaysia

In this profile, our experts have compiled the most important information for you to start doing business in Malaysia. The country profiles are meant as a general introduction and are linked to other documents from the platform that go much more into the details of each culture.
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About Nigeria

In this profile our experts have compiled the most important information for you to start doing business in Nigeria. The country profiles are meant as a general introduction and are linked to other documents from the platform that go into much more detail on each culture.  
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About Pakistan

Pakistan society has a high appreciation for hierarchical order and top-down structures in civic, public, and corporate organizations. People see themselves strongly attached to groups, particularly their families, on which they depend and are loyal to.
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About Peru

  Currency: Peruvian Sol (PEN)    Capital: Lima                                              Time Zone: GMT – 5:00   Some cornerstones of Peruvian culture  
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About Qatar

  Currency: Qatari Riyal (Q.A.R.) Capital: Doha Time Zone: UTC + 3 hours    In this profile our experts have compiled the most important information for you to start doing business in Qatar. The country profiles are meant as general introduction and are linked to other documents from the platform that go much more into the details of each culture.   
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About South Korea

In this profile our experts have compiled the most important information for you to start doing business in South Korea. The country profiles are meant as a general introduction and are linked to other documents from the platform that go much more into the details of each culture.
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About Thailand

In this profile our experts have compiled the most important information for you to start doing business in Thailand. The country profiles are meant as general introduction and are linked to other documents from the platform that go much more into the details of each culture.
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About United Arab Emirates

In this profile our experts have compiled the most important information for you to start doing business in UAI. The country profiles are meant as general introduction and are linked to other documents from the platform that go much more into the details of each culture.  
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About Vietnam

In this profile our experts have compiled the most important information for you to start doing business in Vietnam. The country profiles are meant as a general introduction and are linked to other documents from the platform that go much more into the details of each culture.
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Attract, retain and find employees in Kenya

Patterns for hiring, retaining and motivating employees can be quite challenging when setting up a business in Kenya. Most commonly heard issues are: finding skilled personnel, high turnover of personnel, strikes and internal conflict among personnel. This article will give you a headstart on these issues and will outline what is expected from a ‘good manager’. The author of this article is a development sociologist and a consultant on intercultural management, with a specialization on Africa. She has lived and worked on the African continent for ten years and, living in the Netherlands today, she visits the continent regularly, both for business as well as for private affairs.
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Attract, Retain, and Find Employees and Partners in China

The goal of this document is to give foreigners pointers on what they will encounter when hiring and managing people from China. Understanding people management in different cultural contexts is very important before going abroad.
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Building trust and relationships in China

The first thing to know when doing business in or with China is that China is a relationship-based society and therefore relationships come before business and not the other way around.  
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Building Trust and Relationships in South Asia

As a group culture, in South Asia building trust and long-term relationships are essential elements to ensure successful business dealings. Without the knowledge to navigate relationship-oriented cultures, business dealings will most likely be short lived and very likely fail.
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Chile Innovation Opportunities

Opportunities, challenges and tips for innovating in Chile!
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Consumer Needs and Behaviour in China

Since the 1978 ‘reform and opening’ policy, China’s market has expanded exponentially with multiple foreign investors entering the market. Some international businesses are reluctant to enter the Chinese market as they do not understand the market, culture, and consumer behaviour. Consumer trends can vary from region to region and between different consumer groups. This document will take a look at the impact of national culture on consumer expectations and behaviour within China.
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Consumer Needs and Behaviour in South Asia

When companies decide to globalise their business, they need to research intrinsic motivators in each market segment. Assuming that consumers behave the same in different markets can lead to cultural blunders and can be disastrous for any business.
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Country Profile Philippines

    In this profile our experts have compiled the most important information for you to start doing business in the Philippines. The country profiles are meant as general introduction and are linked to other documents from the platform that go much more into the details of each culture.  
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Country Profile South Africa

  In this profile our experts have compiled the most important information for you to start doing business in South Africa. The country profiles are meant as general introduction and are linked to other documents from the platform that go much more into the details of each culture.  
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Customer needs and behaviour in Latin America

This text will give you an overview of the Latin America and its economy and its consumption habits, allowing you a view on the acceptance and viability of its products and services.
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Doing business in Bangladesh

Regarding culture-related issues, the following three topics are vital for a successful start in beginning a business relationship with Bangladeshi partners.
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Doing Business in Malaysia

This document will give you insights into some aspects of doing business in Malaysia. The goal is to understand how to effectively interact in general and in business context.
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Doing business in Qatar

  The Three most important things for doing business in Qatar  
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Doing Business in South Africa

  The three most important things for doing business in South Africa:  
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Doing Business in South Korea

Korea or the Republic of Korea (ROK) has a highly competitive business environment and is one of the favourite markets among foreign investors due to the widespread use of English and the thriving economy.
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Doing Business in Thailand

Thailand is the founding member of ASEAN and the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), and thus enjoys strong trade agreements with other countries in the region including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Brunei. These integral relations and the location of Thailand makes it a good business platform.
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Doing Business in the Philippines

 
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Doing business in the Philippines

We expect the content for this document to be added in early 2018  
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Doing business in United Arab Emirates

  The Three most important things for doing business in the United Arab Emirates  
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Doing Business in Vietnam

Vietnam is the second fastest developing country in Asia behind China, and offers multiple business opportunities. After entering the World Trade Organisation in 2007, many companies have flocked to Vietnam due to the cheap labour costs.
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e-learning China 2018

    Nĭ hăo Welcome to this introductory e-learning on doing business in China! Here you will learn about different aspects of the Chinese culture in order to be better prepared, develop opportunities and achieve your business objectives most efficiently in China or with the Chinese.  Keep in mind that your learning experience will be enhanced by taking advantage of the wide range of tools offered by the platform such as the forum and the tools.
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E-Learning India

In this e-learning, you will learn from your hosts Divya and Nadir will teach you the "why" behind some of the most frequently encountered issues and give you tips and tricks for a successful venture in India.
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e-Learning Introduction to Intercultural Management

This introductory course is a source of inspiration and imagination for professionals working in international businesses, institutions and organizations. In the following pages, we will help you understand the impact of culture on your daily life and how to work effectively and confidently despite differences in culture and experience. In addition, you will gain a better understanding of Hofstede’s 6-D model, a practical and scientifically-based tool for intercultural management. 
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Egypt Innovation Opportunities

Opportunities, challenges and tips for innovating in Egypt!
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Enabling ICT based Businesses in South Africa

South Africa’s economy has been traditionally rooted in the primary sectors as a result of a wealth in mineral resources and favourable agricultural conditions. Recent decades, however, have seen a structural shift in output. Since the early 1990s, economic growth has been driven mainly by the service sector, which includes wholesale and retail trade, tourism and communications. Now South Africa is moving towards becoming a knowledge-based economy, with a greater focus on technology, e-commerce and financial and other services. This made the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector bloom in recent years.This documents will delve into the ease of doing business in South Africa and offer an understanding of why investment in the Western Cape could be a lucrative option.
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Finding business partners in Kenya

Carving out a route within an unknown, at times volatile environment like Kenya is challenging. This article will deal with how to find reliable business partners and clients, which is one of the keys to success. The author of the article is a development sociologist and a consultant on intercultural management, with a specialization on Africa. She has lived and worked on the African continent for ten years and, living in the Netherlands today, she visits the continent regularly, both for business as well as for private affairs.
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High Context Marketing Communication for Chinese Consumers

In Chinese culture, the rules of storytelling and narrative differ from those we practice in Europe. In this webinar, we will explore how a global marketer needs to adjust its approach when telling a story in marketing communications. In particular, the webinar will explore the demands of communication in a high context culture - one where place, status, and personal identity play a bigger role in commercial narratives.