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Working with Foreign Partners

posted Dec 5, 2010, 2:19 PM by CNET-NH Administrator   [ updated Dec 5, 2010, 2:23 PM ]

What can you do with a business card from a European partner that you can not do with one from an Asian partner?

We all run into foreign business partners whether in their country or as part of doing business with our customers here at home. There are certain nuances in dealing with other cultures; some they recognize as good or bad and others that we find annoying or even confusing. Knowing what to expect from other cultures may make a difference in gaining or retaining their business. This event explores the differences of other cultures from culinary etiquette to universal languages.

About the author:

James Jendrzejewski is the owner of Applied Product Development Solutions in Candia, and a recent member of The IEEE Consultants Network of New Hampshire. His experience extends through several engineering and management positions in high speed manufacturing with Kimberly Clark Corporation, field service and development with Nuvera Fuel Cells, and paper coating operations at Nashua Corp. His travels have taken him to several countries in Europe as well as Asia and as a member of several codes and standards development teams with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), providing him the opportunity to learn about many cultures.