Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!
A good example is that the British are more formal - so showing up in white socks
and Birkenstock s would certainly affect a business deal. Their national
holidays are not the same as ours. Don't expect workers to come to work
on 12/26, due to Boxing Day, which is also a national holiday. As is
the 3 or 4 of May.
In many Islamic countries, Friday is the
holy day, not Sunday. As such, this may affect scheduling business
transactions between a christian country and an Islamic country.
Another example is in Egypt. Workers will only work 6 hours a day
during the holy month of Ramadan. This is not a cultural difference your
business could afford to eschew, as it is also the law there. This
would affect productivity of any businesses you had there, as well as
the timing of business deals.
Many countries have different
requirements for providing gifts, and etc. Also, many cultures are wary
of working with unfamiliar businesses, so money and time would have to
be spent in building relationships with them, as well as possibly with
Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.