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4. “Ultimately, the study of international business is not different from the study of domestic business. Thus, there is no point in having a separate course on international business.” At first glance, to someone not familiar with international business (that includes me and many of the students in this class); this quote may seem to be a true statement. Over the years, I have heard people say things to the effect of “business is business” or “a sale is a sale.” And while those are blatantly obvious on the surface, if you do a little research, you’ll find out that things aren’t as simple as they often appear. While many of the things that a student would learn about while studying business from a domestic point-of-view can also be applied to international business, there are many things specific to international business that also need to be learned. Here is a list of just a few of the different things that a student wanting to excel in international business might not learn about in a domestic business course. a. The language barrier – When conducting international business, it’s necessary to employ
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This note was uploaded on 07/13/2011 for the course MAN 372 taught by Professor Toops during the Spring '11 term at Edison State College.

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