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  1. The cultural profile of China.
    1. The guanxi.
    2. The mianxi.
    3. The keqi.
  2. The cultural profile of France.
    1. The centralisation.
    2. Individulalism and individuality.
    3. Uncertainty avoidance.
  3. The culture shock between China and France.
    1. Organisation of the teams.
    2. Discussion and negotiation.
    3. General behaviour.
  4. References and bilbiographie.

China is emerging today as one of the major global economies thanks to its dynamic business activity and a large working population. China is known in the world for its various ceremonies and etiquette dating from the first emperors. It is necessary to understand the basic Chinese cultural, ethical and business values in order to conduct business successfully in this country. To understand the cultural profile of China we must analyse the key concepts and values of this culture, based on Confucianism, referred to as Guanxi, Mianxi, and Keqi by linking them to the dimensions of Geert Hofstede, Fons Trompenaars and Edward Hall. France is one of the largest Western European developed countries with the sixth-largest economy in the world. It is a nation known for its past with legacies dating from the Declaration of The Rights of Man and of The Citizen to the creation of the European Union. The country benefits from a wealth of landscape and identities influenced by centuries of cultural and historical amalgamation. France is a nation that experiences an immense pride in its history and unique culture in various domains like arts, literature or philosophy. Its cultural identity plays a crucial role in the business culture of the country, where appropriate conduct, mutual trust and understanding are very important.

[...] Individualism and individuality In France, individuality is considered an important cultural characteristic that describes a passion for freedom of opinion and uniqueness, in society but also in business. Individualism is a slightly different concept, but equally important, that refers to the sense of place one should have in society. In business in France, individualism illustrates the fact that a great concern is given to social status and judgement as an individual not as a group. The concepts of individualism and individuality help us to define other orientations of the French culture, based on Hofstede, Trompenaars and Hall theories: Individualism orientation: this concept describes societies in which the ties between individual are not strong: each person is expected to look after himself and his immediate relatives. [...]


[...] (2007), Culture Smart China : A quick guide to customs and etiquette, London, Kuperard Tomalin B., (2006), Culture Smart France : A quick guide to customs and etiquette, London Kuperard Hofstede, G. (1994), Cultures and Organizations, Broché Twitchell Hall, E. (1997), Beyond Culture, Broché www.communicaid.com / China www.communicaid.com / France www.geert-hofstede.com / China www.gert-hofstede.com / France www.wikipedia.fr / Guanxi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_shock Appendix 1 hofstede analysis China Graphic nº 1 Graphic nº 2 Graphic nº 3 Appendix 2 hofstede analysis France Graphic nº 1 Graphic nº 2 Source : www.geert-hofstede.com / China Source : www.geert-hofstede.com / France Appendix 3 culture shock between China and France Previously in this report, we have defined a series of dimensions that could apply to the Chinese culture and the French culture. [...]


[...] Part the cultural profile of France France is one of the largest Western European developed countries with the sixth-largest economy in the world. It is a nation known for its past with legacies dating from the Declaration of The Rights of Man and of The Citizen to the creation of the European Union. The country benefits from a wealth of landscape and identities influenced by centuries of cultural and historical amalgamation. France is a nation that experiences an immense pride in its history and unique culture in various domains like arts, literature or philosophy. [...]

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