German Business Etiquette Essay

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Unit One Assignment

David W. Kemmerer

BU204-01: Macroeconomics

March 5, 2012

Sir,The following is a summary of German business etiquette, culture, & manners, as per your request. I think this will be a good start for our business professionals that will be going to Germany. If you need further information, please let me know.“An Introduction Germany, the Federal Republic of Germany has a population of 81 million people and is roughly the size of Montana. Germany’s religions are split evenly between Roman Catholics, who are concentrated in the southern part of the country, and Protestants, who are found in the northern region. Germany's economy ranks as the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world, behind the U.S. and Japan”. (Staff, 2012) “The decision-making process in Germany is much slower than in the United States, and this can be troublesome to U.S. executives. Be prepared for the process to take much longer, as there is often a "hidden" group of advisors and decision makers that must approve of any transaction that is to occur”. (Staff, 2012) | | “Some German Fun Fact, Germany went through a unification process, bringing the East and the West together. Although there continues to be sensitivities between the two regions, the integration both economically and technologically is moving forward. Munich is one of the most expensive cities in Germany, but it is also know to be the livable places in Germany. Germany is the home of the Oktoberfest; to be precise it is in Munich. Munich Hotels are usually booked around this season due to the popularity for tourists”. (Staff, 2012)German is the official language. Approximately ninety-nine percent of the population speaks German. However, there are several different dialects in the various regions. Germans love to talk on the telephone. While important business decisions are not made over the