Acuff's knowledge of local business practices worldwide and his familiarity with many different cultures, customs and national psychologies is impressive and will be helpful to those working abroad in business, diplomacy and the military. In this useful and entertaining guide, Acuff, a professonal negotiator, contends that each of 41 countries within six regions of the world economy and world investment networks calls for different and appropriate negotiating methods, pace and style--all clearly detailed in "Fast Fact" summaries and checklists for each nation. Attending to the manual's behavioral dos and don'ts (how deep to bow in Japan) and to sensitive topics of converation (religion in Saudi Arabia) should help reduce friction and misunderstanding in U.S. relations abroad.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
" ""With comprehensive background material on the histories, customs, and economies of numerous countries, this primer is a must for the business traveler."" --Entrepreneur ""Acuff's knowledge of local business practices worldwide and his familiarity with many cultures, customs, and national psychologies is impressive and will be helpful to those working abroad in business, diplomacy, and the military. A useful and entertaining guide."" --Publishers Weekly"See all Product Description