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Global Business Culture Analysis-France
Vanessa D. Goins
Liberty University
International Business
BUSI 604-D06 LUO
Dr. Edward Moore
August 19, 2012

Abstract

In this paper there will be an analysis of taking a look into the Global Business Culture Analysis of France. In writing this paper four areas of research were addressed: The major elements and dimensions of culture in France, how these elements and dimensions integrated by locals conducting business in the nation of France, a comparison of France’s culture and business and the United States, and the implications for U.S. businesses that wish to conduct business in France.

Introduction
France is located in Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, south east of the UK; it borders the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain. Its terrains vary from mostly flat plains in the metropolitan France to low-lying coastal plains and mountains. France plays an influential global role as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, NATO, the G-8, the G-20, the EU, and other multilateral organizations. France is the largest state in EU and its economy is considered to be well developed. France is one of the world’s largest trading countries. This paper will address more about France and its culture and business. Major Elements and Dimensions of Culture of France

History of France
Emergence of the Nation. The emergence of the modern nation took place over several centuries and resulted from a combination of the cultural influences of Gauls, Romans, and Fronks. France was inhabited mainly by the Gauls, a celtic-language group, when the Roman conquest of the territory began in the first century B.C.E. The Gallo-Roman period ended when the Frankish peoples began to enter the territory from the Germanic east during the fifth century, led by Clovis. The term “France” comes from the Franks and has three historical meanings. It is referred to the area around Paris; the Ile-de-France region, which was originally a duchy; and the area known as the kingdom of France, ruled by Hugh Cupet and his descendants. Culture of France

France has been the center of culture since the seventeenth century. It has been recognized for the resilience of its people and the aesthetic sense in cinema, cuisine, and fashion. It is today the melting pot of diverse cultures. France still retains its own unique appeal when it comes to ethnicity, geography, and the French language. The culture of France has been largely influenced by mandatory defense service, the Franco-Prussian feud and the World War I and World War II. France remains a nation of multiple ethnicity and religions, and of regional diversity that includes French people from around the globe. Education

According to the OECD, France’s education system is average, compared to the other developed countries. Education is compulsory in France from the ages of 6 to 16, but a large, majority of children starts school well before the minimum age, often as young as two year olds, and over 50% of 18-21 year olds in France are still in full-time education, or else following a vocational training course. 64% of all school pupils in France complete their secondary education, and take the high-school leaving certificate examinations, known as the baccalaureate of the baccalaureate professional. Language and Religion

The language follows a predetermined official originality standard that may not be mandatory in application everywhere. French is widely spoken across the globe, in spite of repression of regional and foreign languages in certain countries. It is part and parcel of the education forum and a popular option n many bilingual educational institutions. Christianity is the dominant religion and France has the most concentration of churches and basilicas than other forms of religious buildings. A fine blend of following of Catholicism, Protestants, Muslims, Jews,...
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