The Global Etiquette Guide to Europe: Everything You Need to Know for Business and Travel Success

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Mai 2000



Ideal for Everyone from Global Executives to Globe-Hopping Tourists Did you know:
  • In Switzerland, a kiss on the cheek can be either expected– or deeply offensive?
  • If you don’ t want to share in after-dinner drinks in Hungary, you’ d better have a good excuse– like doctor’ s orders?
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 Europe 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 European 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 Europe and the United States, so do they vary among the diverse nations of Europe. What is proper and expected in France, for example, may be a deal-breaker in Sweden. The Global Etiquette Guide to Europe will familiarize you with the customs, habits, tastes, and mores of every key European nation– nearly 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.


WESTERN EUROPE: NO ELBOWS OR AMERICAN CHEESE, PLEASE! The Anglo-Celtic Cultures: England. The Anglo-Celtic Cultures: Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The Frankish Cultures: France. The Germanic Cultures: Germany. The Germanic Cultures: Austria. The Germanic/Latin Cultures: Switzerland. The Benelux Cultures: Belgium and Luxembourg. The Benelux Cultures: The Netherlands. The Nordic Cultures: Sweden. The Nordic Cultures: Norway and Denmark. The Nordic Cultures: Finland. The Baltic Cultures: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. MEDITERRANEAN EUROPE: CONQUISTADORES, CONTESSAS, AND COMMUNITAS. The Iberian Cultures: Spain. The Iberian Cultures: Portugal. The Mediterranean Cultures: Italy. The Mediterranean Cultures: Greece. CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE: CHIVALRY, SLIVOVITZ, AND SLAVS. The Central European Cultures: Poland. The Central European Cultures: The Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Central European Cultures: Hungary. The Eastern European Cultures: Romania and Moldova. The Eastern European Cultures: The Southern Slavs (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, and Bulgaria). The Eastern European Cultures: Russia. The Eastern European Cultures: Ukraine and Belarus. Index.


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.
EAN: 9780471318668
ISBN: 0471318663
Untertitel: 'Global Etiquette Guides'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2000
Seitenanzahl: 400 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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