Kiss, Bow, Or Shake Hands: Now a Database!

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Ford Library presents a new database based on the widely popular series Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands: The Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More Than Sixty Countries.

This new database also includes Dun & Bradstreet’s Guide to Doing Business Around the World and articles written for publications like Industry Week and American Way Magazine, as well as the 2008 World Holiday and Time Zone Guide for over 100 countries.

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E-books on Culture, Business Etiquette, and Global Business Practices: (These e-books are available through the Duke online catalog via NetLibrary.)

  • Managing Complexity in Global Organizations (IMD Executive Development Series): Drawing together insights from across the expert faculty, Managing Complexity in the Global Organization presents IMD’s framework on how to understand complexity and its four key drivers (diversity; interdependence; ambiguity and flux), along with solutions on specific issues in a variety of functions, industries and markets. The focus is on providing practical solutions based on real-life examples.
  • Negotiating Globally: How to Negotiate Deals, Resolve Disputes, and Make Decisions Across Cultural Boundaries (Jossey-Bass Business & Management): Rather than offering country-specific protocol and customs, Negotiating Globally provides a general framework to help negotiators anticipate and manage cultural differences. This new edition incorporates the lessons of the latest research with new emphasis on executing a negotiation strategy and negotiating conflict in multicultural teams.
  • Doing Business in China For Dummies: This authoritative, friendly guide covers all the basics, from the nuts and bolts of Chinese business and bureaucracy to negotiating with your Chinese partners. You’ll also get the know-how you need to manage day to day, from travel tips and advice on converting money to getting past language barriers.
  • International Business- A Global Perspective: This is a comprehensive book about the challenges and opportunities in conducting business in the global sphere. It strikes a good balance between the basic economic theory underlying international business decisions and the practice followed in real-world situations. The treatment of culture, politics, marketing and human resource management in international business is thorough.
  • When Cultures Collide: Leading Across Cultures: Provides a truly global and practical guide to working and communicating across cultures, with penetrating insights into how different business cultures accord status, structure their organizations, and view their role of leaders.
  • Fundamentals of Global Operations Management (Securities Institute) 2nd Edition: Provides an overview of the fundamentals of the operations functions and is suitable for people working in any organization in the financial markets. Key issues affecting the industry are covered, such as operational risk management, traditional and new market environments, mergers and alliances, and integration across clearing and settlement. It also looks at how globalisation is presenting new challenges in operations and the new regulatory environment.

However, if you prefer hard copies to electronic reading, then this series can currently be found in our “Special Features” display. Also showcasing a number of other global business and cultural books. Click on the titles below to place a hold.

  • Kiss, Bow, Shake Hands
  • Kiss, Bow, Shake Hands: Asia
  • Kiss, Bow, Shake Hands: Latin America
  • Kiss, Bow, Shake Hands: Europe
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