Global Business 101

It’s a small, but extremely connected world. It’s true with regard to your ability to access information across the globe and your connection to important decision makers and leaders across our planet. This is especially evident in the world of global business. Global business is an expression used to describe any firm or organization who conducts business outside of the country in which it is headquartered.

All businesses must be prepared to meet the demands of global trade. This includes understanding the nuances and the politics of international business, and being able to work with colleagues and partners in other countries than their own.

The undergraduate Journal of Global Business and Trade JGBT, or JGBT contains reports, articles, and comments that are relevant to global business. It’s also an official publication of the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE).

Whether you are a business owner considering going global or need to ensure your team is ready to take on the world, it’s essential to know the ways that cultural differences can affect the success of your business in foreign markets. This means learning the customs as well as the holidays, beliefs, and social customs of the different cultures you could encounter in your global business endeavors. This is an excellent method to increase your “export intelligence.” It can also be beneficial to know what you can expect from business acquaintances in other countries, including the different levels of comfort in personal space or how to greet your coworker in a foreign language.