Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Asia: How to Do Business in 12 Asian Countries

By Terri Morrison, Wayne A. Conaway

Economies are constantly transferring far and wide Asia, as exchange limitations are always being lifted and installed position. to maintain with the velocity of switch, figuring out the tradition and customs which are riding this growth around the continent is vital. The international locations explored in "Kiss, Bow or Shake palms: Asia" are China (Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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