Business in Hong Kong Essay

7716 Words Oct 23rd, 2013 31 Pages
Global Business Cultural Analysis: Hong Kong
Moultre Spencer
BUSI 604-International Business
August 16, 2013
Presented for Frank Romanoski

Hong Kong is a country with a perspective on morals, values, and administrative ways which is a general reflection of the region of Asia which is based under Chinese rule. There are successes and failures with the process of change which are important. The effects of Hong Kong’s financial crisis can be a recovery with structural changes, and fluctuated fortunes of political parties with measurable of ups and downs which support of the government. The practices of different countries compared to Hong Kong’s two systems’ on focusing the conflict between two different
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Communication in Hong Kong can be broken down from both locally and universally. Despite the length of the colonial British presence in Hong Kong, you can’t really assume that English is universally spoken there. Of course within the top-level executives at the major corporations, the bulk of employees will also have a high level of fluency in English (and maybe some other languages too). In regards to the smaller firms, the foreign language levels are much lower reflect many communication difficulties. This seems to be the trend when you give an order, and a person doesn’t fully understand what is being said. Many times when communicating with locals, check for comprehension by asking loads of “open” ended questions, this might help get a feel if they fully understand you or if they are still confused into what is being said. In terms of communication, the Hong Kong Chinese can be more direct than that of other Asians, mostly as a result of centuries of the influence of the Westernized culture, even more so that those countries like Taiwan and Japan. In the Hong Kong culture it is also important to show an interest in issues outside of business as well. In this culture asking questions about one’s health, family, and friends can tie into good icebreakers. Speaking
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