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GEOPOLITICAL

France – Poland



CONTENTS
FIRST PART
* Introduction 

* Language

* Government

* Religion

* Social Organization

* Laws

* Political Economy

* Material Cultural

*Conclusion



SECOND PART
* Class discussion:

Dialogue between a Poland chief executor and a French chief executor …

Doing business in Poland for an English company
* Establishing business relationships
* Cultural dimensions that influence business communication
* Nonverbal communication
* Reward and recognition
* Businessnegotiations
* Some special values, attitudes and beliefs
* Conclusion

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FIRST PART

* Introduction
Located in Central Europe, Poland is a country of 38 million people in an area of 312,000 km². The country is bordered by Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east, andthe Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast to the north. In this report, we will discuss the different aspects of Polish culture, the way businesses are conducted, some advantages and inconveniences, and we will offer some recommendations to international managers who will be stationed there.

* Language
Most of the people living in Poland speak Polish. Today, the polish is spoken by 56 million ofpersons around the world, from Poland to Brazil. There are approximately 400 000 foreign nationals in Poland, mainly native of the other countries of Eastern Europe (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine) but also of Far East (China and Vietnam).

* Government

Poland is a parliamentary Republic subdivided into 16 called administrative regions voïvodies or voïévodies (with a President of Republic anda President of the Council).


* Religion

Up to the Second World War, Poland was a religiously diverse company (society), in which the orthodox Jewish, Protestant and Christian substantial minorities coexisted with a catholic majority. In 2007, 88,4 % of the population was catholic. The rate of religious observance, between 52 % and 60 %, makes of Poland one of the most religiouscountries in Europe.

* Social Organization

According to the French referees, the Poles feel an inferiority complex with regard to the foreigners; give a complex which shows itself by a more sharp sensibility in the evaluation. As the Poles wish to demonstrate their capacity to make decisions and to be autonomous, as they are very sensitive to any observations negative and often incapableto support critic, even a constructive one.

Most of the Poles consider that the differences between the Poles and the French people in their relationship in the superiors are small or non-existent (71 % of the referees), while for numerous French people, these differences are perceptible, to see very sensitive (56 %).
* Laws

The Polish law, or legal system in Poland, has beendeveloping since the first centuries of Polish history, over 1,000 years ago. The public and private laws of Poland are codified. The supreme law in Poland is the Constitution of Poland. Poland is a civil law legal jurisdiction and has a civil code, the Civil Code of Poland.
Polish public and private laws are divided into various areas, including, for example:
* civil law (prawo cywilne), much ofwhich is contained in the Polish Civil Code
* commercial law, (prawo handlowe) notably the Polish Code of Commercial Partnerships and Companies
* administrative law (prawo administracyjne)
* …etc.

* Political Economy

The payment is made in national currency, the zloty. The sharing of social charges is made in measure of 20 % of employer's social security...
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