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How would you describe the US culture? How do key cultural factors impact US firms operating overseas? Given today's complex international climate, do you think it is more difficult for US firms to go global today?

What are some IT security , infrastructure and language issues that companies encounter when expanding globally? How does planning and vision impact these issues?

How does implementation differ from formulation of global strategy? How are business operations impacted by global strategy implementation?

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The US business culture is complete different from other busines cultures in the world. The US businessman are considered to be very professional in their approach as compared to the business culture existing in Asian countries. If we compare the British business culture to US, we will will find that Britishers are much more formal as compared to US businessman in some key aspects such as meetings, dressing etc. The US business culture also promotes enterpreneurship and is very encouraging for new businesses. IT also puts lot of emphasis in networking with people. Overall, US culture can be termed as very specific and to the point approach to business.

Please visit the following link for more information about cultural aspects of US business.

http://www.communicaid.com/us-business-culture.asp

Key cultural factors that impact US firms operating overseas are different cultural aspects related to language, business customs and ...

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The US business culture is complete different from other busines cultures in the world.

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