Hugo Escanuela – Business in Thailand
Throughout our previous course, International Business and Finance, we spent a great portion of our time talking about culture and how it pertains to doing business in the foreign market. When dealing with different cultures it is important for one to know what is appropriate. Our business visits were all unique and offered a variety of valuable takeaways, especially the ones that took place outside of the board room. It isn’t uncommon for business to occur outside of the workplace, and often times it is important to partake in cultural activities to show trust and respect with your business partners.
The real side of business in foreign countries depends on building a relationship with your future business partner. The trust that is developed in these types of relationships can sometimes only be formulated outside of a professional setting. As a friend once said, “Down the hatch.”