BUSINESS CULTURE IN VIETNAM

BUSINESS CULTURE IN VIETNAM

B. CULTURE, COMPANY CULTURE AND LOCAL CIRCUMSTANCES
        Company cultures may be just as different as country cultures. Whether you deal with a hierarchical run State Owned Enterprise in Vietnam or with a club of whizz kids makes a world of difference, just as it will be different in the Netherlands whether you deal with a company with 80 employees, a large turnover and a more formal organisation structure, or with a start up, that is setting up business in the Netherlands and at the same time trying to find ways to new markets and a simple organisation structure and 2 employees. (more…)
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CULTURE DIFFERENCES

CULTURE DIFFERENCES

B. CULTURE, COMPANY CULTURE AND LOCAL CIRCUMSTANCES
Time is one of the concepts in which differences in culture come to the fore. In Asian cultures in general, and Vietnam in particular, it is common practice to take time for rituals and building relations. Dutch entrepreneurs, on the other hand, want to come to the point immediately during negotiations and are used to do business with people with whom they do not necessarily have to build a close relationship. (more…)
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