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Using French networks for business initiation

Long before the word network became commonplace in connection with social networks, les réseaux was an everyday expression in France ‒ in social life, in the economy or in business. Its meaning can be traced back to life at the French court where personal networks enabled communication between the center of power and the distant […]

Scenes from a German-French meeting

Basically, everything’s been sorted out. It has been decided how the cooperation in the new joint venture will proceed. Negotiations have been underway for months and the objectives and areas of work have been defined in several meetings. Both the Germans and the French expect important advantages from the cooperation. Special appreciation Today, the German […]

Cultural Differences – France

Enjoying a good meal In France not only tourists like to enjoy a good meal. Businessmen also have the chance to gourmandise to their heart’s content when visiting French companies. The reason for this is that in France the starting point for negotiations is a cultivated conversation during an extensive meal. Only if the French […]

Challenges in a German-French job interview

Let’s take a look at the human resources department of a traditional German company that attaches great importance to good dealings with its personnel at all levels and lives up to this. One sunny morning, a young French engineer, graduate of a so-called French “elite university”, two representatives of the technical department and the HR […]

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