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Italy Presentation

Comparison between US and Italian business culture.

Sandy King

on 20 April 2010

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Business and Social Culture in Italy Making Appointments Be on time and be prepared to wait. Be aware of holidays and
vacation periods. Search out someone to
make introductions. Business Attire Be aware of business hours.
Generally best times between 10:00 am
and 11:00 am and after 3:00 pm Dressing well is very important! Italian Culture The Mother's Role Hospitality Dining Etiquette Gift Giving Etiquette Introductions WAIT! "Signore" + Family Name
"Signora" Family Name
but not
"Signorina" Use titles when known. http://text-to-speech.imtranslator.net/ http://tts.imtranslator.net/9pRv Conducting Business Yes you need a translator.
Keep it simple.
Business card etiquette.
Authority is important.
"bella figura"
Make it look good!
Negotiating Women Develop relationships. Be patient.
Take care when selecting team.
You want them to like you. - How they feel is important.
Will do what they know works.
Decision-making can be slow.
Be aware of strategies.
Deadlines secondary to detail and logic.
Complimenting not often done.
Criticism OK with tact.
Knock before entering and close door behind you.
Characteristics of voice. Family Style Religion Resources http://students.depaul.edu/~jborger/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYFlBGeYygI&feature=relatedItalian gestures
http://www.lifeinitaly.com/fashion/men-suits.asp Quizlet
http://quizlet.com/2162766/italy-presentation-flash-cards/ Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Power Distance Individualism Masculinity Uncertainty Avoidance Higher More collective More masculine Strong Public Behavior Order of introductions.
Hand shaking
Appropriate Italian greetings
Handholding during "passeggiata".
Personal space.
Waiting in line.
Public transportation etitquette.
Eye contact.

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