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International Business Etiquette

The Art of Doing Business Across Cultures: 10 Countries, 50 Mistakes, and 5 Steps to Cultural Competence
Essential Do's and Taboos: The Complete Guide to International Business and Leisure Travel
Global Business Etiquette: A Guide to International Communication and Customs
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Passport to Success: The Essential Guide to Business Culture and Customs in America's Largest Trading Partners


The following library databases provide information about business culture and etiquette in other countries.

AtoZ the World

The library database AtoZ the World provides information about all the countries of the world, including a section on business etiquette.

Access AtoZ the World  |  Video Tutorial  |  How to Cite

First, select a country from the list or the world map. Then, choose the Business section on the left:

Business section in AtoZ the World

Business Source Complete

A collection of business-oriented articles from journals, trade publications, and magazines.

Access Business Source Complete  |  Video Tutorial  |  How to Cite

In the first box, type business etiquette and change the drop-down to SU Subject Terms. In the second box, type your country and change the drop-down to GE Geographic Terms.

SU = business etiquette AND GE = china

Suggested Book Titles

To find more books, search in the library catalog for Business etiquette or Intercultural communication. Use the call numbers provided to locate the books. Unless otherwise noted, books will be on the third floor of the Library, and can be borrowed for 4 weeks.

Online books may be read by clicking the title and logging in.

Multiple Countries

Africa/Middle East



Latin America


The Films on Demand database has a video series called "Global Business," which examines business etiquette and customs in a variety of countries, as well as general international business concepts.


The following websites may be useful to you in your research. These links are external sites. As such, content may change frequently and they may contain ads. Per policy, the Library does not review links suggested via email.

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