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1 Doing business in Kathmandu and Marburg Reconciling cultural differences

2 Country profile MarburgKathmandu Economic situationEducational centerTransitioning to a free market system Politics (country)Federal parliamentary republic Federal democratic republic LocationHesse federal state, along the river Lahn Central Nepal, in Kathmandu Valley ReligionProtestantismHinduism Education99% literacy rate<50% literacy rate LanguageGermanNepali

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6 Kathmandu

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9 1.000 years ago - Marburg

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11 1.000 years ago - Kathmandu

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13 The big picture

14 When it comes to following rules... Universalism Particularism Germany Nepal

15 When relating to others… Individualism Communitarianism Germany Nepal

16 When dealing with emotions… Neutral Affective Germany Nepal

17 When getting to know other people… Specific Diffuse Germany Nepal

18 When determining status… Achievement Ascription Germany Nepal

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20 Thank you for you attention!

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