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Steve Kafka, a franchise owner for Chicago Style Pizza, is contemplating the options of opening a new franchise into the country of the Czech Republic, the country of his family’s origin. Though Steve has made several trips into the Czech Republic, speaks the language and knows many people, he must seriously consider all of the opportunities and potential barriers to this new venture. I will explore the cultural differences between the United States and the Czech Republic. Next, potential competitive advantages are examined along with Hofsteade’s Primary Cultural Dimensions to reveal clues to the culture pertaining to the new business. Finally, trade barriers and price income and elasticities are discussed.
Culture Differences
There are several differences in culture between the United States and the Czech Republic, though those differences are not unconquerable Steve will have to understand some basic principles of business etiquette that are considered acceptable in the Czech Republic in order to be prosperous. For a business, word of mouth advertising is the best way to g…
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