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Description - The Global Etiquette Guide to Asia by Dean Foster

Everything You Need to Know for Business and Travel Success The Global Etiquette Guide to Asia Country to country protocols and customs International business musts and faux pas Dining, hosting, gift giving, and more Cross-cultural exploration The Global Etiquette Series Did you know: In Indonesia, you should always present your business card with both hands? You might offend your Japanese hosts by refilling your own teacupat dinner or forgetting to refill theirs? In today s high-stakes, highly charged international business world, you simply can t afford a misunderstood gesture, an ill-placed word, or a misinformed judgment. The Global Etiquette Guide to Asia shows both business and leisure travelers how to understand, appreciate, and manage as well as maximize the benefits of the myriad cultural differences that can exist between you and your Asian business hosts. This fact-filled cultural guidebook provides detailed advice on: Dining Drinking Speaking Eye contact Hailing a taxi Dress Negotiating Gift giving Conducting a meeting Tipping Holidays Dealing with authorities Just as customs vary greatly between Asia and the West, so do they vary among the diverse nations of Asia. What is proper and expected in Malaysia, for example, may be a deal-breaker in India. The Global Etiquette Guide to Asia will familiarize you with the customs, habits, tastes, and mores of every key Asian nation over forty in all and help you guarantee the mutual respect and acceptance that are vital for keeping every international business relationship agreeable, effective, and successful. Wiley s Global Etiquette Series provides the practical information you need to travel and conduct business in foreign countries and cultures. Each easy-to-navigate reference book is filled with helpful hints, do s and don ts, and other rules of the road for travelers of all types.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471369493
ISBN-10: 0471369497
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 158mm x 23mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dean Foster

Dean Foster, former director of Berlitz International, Cross-Cultural Division Worldwide, is currently Senior Vice President of Global Intercultural Services, Windham International, in New York City. One of the world's leading cross-cultural experts, he has consulted with most major Fortune 500 companies, is a frequent presenter at international professional conferences, and is featured often on radio and television.

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