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Articles from Vol. 3, No. 3, May

Choosing a Service Provider
Who better to ask what you should look for in a partner than the service providers themselves? Nine culture and language training companies offer thq following questions to pose to vendors as you hunt for the best provider for your expat predeparture...
How to Cultivate Female Candidates
Nancy Laben, whose children are now four and six, spent her second maternity leave considering the move to the Hone Kona office of Andersen Worldwide. Her husband took himself off the partnership track at a law firm in Chicago, and they decided to relocate...
Loosening Up in Brazil
Cross-cultural communication is tough. The solution? Learn about the customs of your global colleagues. David W. Stephen remembers one of his earliest days in Sao Paulo. He drove his car out of the parking lot into one of the heaviest traffic jams in...
Researching Overseas Locations
How can development agencies help you make informed expansion decisions? Our expert answers. If you read our January cover story, "Don't Get Burned by Hot New Markets," then you know the critical is sues to success in new markets include many HR concerns....
Send Your Expats Prepared for Success
Consider these do's and don'ts for putting together a predeparture orientation program. Can you imagine buying something with a $1 million price tag and the leaving it in plain view in your unlocked car while you run in the store for milk and eggs? Anything...
Setting Up Shop in Vietnam
Two scholars discuss the Labour Code in one of tomorrow's hottest markets. The Pacific Rim has long been viewed as an area with significant opportunities for economic development. With the lifting of the U.S. embargo of Vietnam in 1994 and, more recently,...
The Story Behind Corruption in Corporate Russia
The absence of moral values in the commercial sphere goes to the heart of Russia's struggle to forge a civilized free market environment. According to a report by American business professors Sheila Puffer and Daniel McCarthy [at Northeastern University...
What Wales Is Doing to Attract Your Business
The Welsh Development Agency (WDA) has implemented several no-cost programs to attract foreign direct investment. Brief descriptions of some of them follow to give you an idea of what to look for during your inquiries of different agencies. For more...
Women Expats: Shattering the Myths
Suzanne Danner doesn't think of herself as a groundbreaker. But the soft-spoken, articulate manager, who is a partner in Price Waterhouse's Audit and Business Services in Warsaw, Poland, blazes new trails and shatters myths wherever she goes. Not only...
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