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In todays high-stakes, highly charged international business world, you simply cant 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 manageas well as maximize the benefits ofthe 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 nationnearly forty in alland help you guarantee the mutual respect and acceptance that are vital for keeping every international business relationship agreeable, effective, and successful.
This books portrays an arrogant American view of Europe. Don't believe the advice you read ! Most words and phrases are misspelled and the advice is way too stereotypical.Published on November 29, 2004 by Eva L. Philpot