International Business Research Outline - Spain

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Spain – International Business
Research Project Outline
1. Introduction
2.1. Overview of Spain’s current international business outlook 2.2.1. Current, relevant changes to the economic and political policies affecting international business 2.2.2. Projected trends for international business

2. Research Questions 1: Major Cultural Elements and Dimensions 3.2. Communication – Language, verbal and non-verbal queues 3.3.3. National Language, recent changes and their implication 3.3.4. Communication types and business considerations 3.3. Religious considerations – relevant to business procedures 3.4. Ethical perspectives within business

3.5.5. Ethics as a focus for business
3.5.6. Ethics in relation to culture
3.5. Values and Attitudes – overall understanding to help adjust initial contact and communications 3.6.7. Priority of values in the business
3.6.8. Perception of business practices within the Spanish culture and its reflection of sociological structures 3.6. Customs – relevant and appropriate that are business relevant 3.7. Social Structures and Organization – background study and business relevant 3.8. Educational consideration – understanding business procedures 3. Research Questions 2: Integration of Identified elements by locals conducting business 4.9. Spanish business practices

4.10.9. Best practices and perception of business standards 4.10.10. Successes and failures of business integration 4. Research Question 3: Comparison of major cultural elements and business integration to US business 5.10. Contrasted business practices

5.11.11. Differences of business practices
5.11.12. Similarities of business practices
5. Research Question 4: Implications for US businesses expanding operations into Spain 6. Developing an international business strategy...
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