Germany's Business Culture: An Analysis

Topics: Germans, Germany, Ethnic Germans Pages: 10 (2982 words) Published: July 21, 2013
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Business communication MGT 101
June Harper
Research Report
Germany Business Culture Analysis

Presented By
Mudassar Ejaz

TABLE OF CONTENT
1.0 Executive Summery............................................................................. 4 2.0 Introduction........................................................................................... 5 3.0 PEST Analysis...................................................................................... 6 4.1 Political....................................................................................... 6 4.2 Economy..................................................................................... 6 4.3 Social.......................................................................................... 6 4.4 Technology................................................................................. 6 4.0 Hofsted Analysis.................................................................................... 7 5.5 Individualism/ collectivism........................................................ 7 5.6 Power Distance........................................................................... 7 5.7 Uncertainty Avoidance............................................................... 7 5.8 Achievement/ Nurturing............................................................. 7 5.9 Long Term Orientation or Short term Orientation..................... 7 5.0 Business.................................................................................................. 8 6.0 Business Culture..................................................................................... 8 7.10 Value of Structure and Rules...................................................... 8 7.11 German Punctuality...................................................................... 8 7.12 Separations of Public and Private Sphere..................................... 8 7.13 Directness of Communications.................................................... 8 7.0 Social Environment................................................................................... 9 8.14 Music and Dance........................................................................... 9 8.15 Sports............................................................................................ 9 8.16 Oktoberfest................................................................................... 9 8.0 Summery.................................................................................................. 10 9.0 Recommendations.................................................................................... 11 10.0 References................................................................................................. 12

1.0 Executive summary
This report is about doing business in Germany with Mercedes Benz, an automobile industry. The team has to do work in Germany, needs to know about the Germany culture, business ethics, their customs and traditions which are helpful to do successful business. Germany has democratic government with stable political situation, strong economy, best technological support and highly developed social system. In German culture people are treated equally regardless of their position or status in the company. They like to develop new ideas and achievement is considered as most important. Germany is famous for music and their traditional festivals. German people love to play soccer. People are very formal in business communication and have strict agenda and rules regarding to the business meetings. Business dress is compulsory for both men and women in meetings. Germany is rich in literature...


References: 7. The fact that Germany has, 2012. Available From<http://www.worldbusinessculture.com/German-Business-Style.html>
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