What characterizes the Indian business environment and working culture?

Published on: March 2017

India’s business etiquette includes a mixture  of Western and Eastern practices, but  local customs do permeate relationships. The concept of hierarchy between management levels is widely accepted and respected in the workplace. This is also mirrored in business interactions between foreign and local companies. Being careful and respectful of each other’s roles and expertise may make a  difference when starting negotiations.

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