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Doing Business in Israel . שלום “Hello” in Hebrew. Joanna Andrews and Kasa Khang. Negotiating . Welcoming Direct Plainspoken. Business culture is informal practical similar to some European countries. International Business.

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doing business in israel

Doing Business in Israel

שלום

“Hello” in Hebrew

Joanna Andrews and KasaKhang

negotiating
Negotiating
  • Welcoming
  • Direct
  • Plainspoken
  • Business culture is
    • informal
    • practical
    • similar to some European countries.
international business
International Business
  • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
import
Import
  • Israel’s import is $71.67 billion
  • Top 3 Imports:
    • Raw materials
    • Military equipment
    • Investment goods
export
Export
  • Export is $62.32 billion
  • Top 3 Exports:
    • Machinery and equipment
    • Software
    • Cut diamonds
competition
Competition
  • Free Trade Agreement
  • Extensive business relationships worldwide
  • Farming of strawberries & potatoes
  • GrainPro Cocoons
competition1
Competition
  • Bio Bee Biological Systems
competition2
Competition
  • Science & Technology
  • Medicine
  • Competitors: U.S. & Japan
distribution transportation
Distribution/ Transportation
  • Distribution
    • Heliports
    • Airports
    • Pipelines
    • Railways
    • Merchant marine
    • Ports/terminals
distribution transportation1
Distribution/ Transportation
  • Transportation
    • Air
    • Auto
    • Bus
      • Most popular
    • Taxi
    • Train
    • Water
cultural shock
Cultural Shock

Positive

Negative

English is widely spoken in Israel

Friendly to foreigners

Different personality

Endless traffic

Interesting driving styles

Both: Religious country

how to cope with cultural shock
How to Cope with Cultural Shock
  • Educate yourself
  • Pick your battles!
  • Focus on what is controllable
  • Ask for Help!
current events
Current Events
  • Former Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert, was convicted of taking bribes to ease the construction of a huge housing complex.
10 interesting comparisons with u s
10 Interesting Comparisons with U.S.
  • Business attire
  • Close contact
  • Body composure
  • Time – like to gets things done
10 interesting comparisons with u s1
10 Interesting Comparisons with U.S.
  • use 49.48% less electricity
  • consume 49.16% less oil
  • have 41.07% more babies
  • make 38.79% less money
  • spend 69.73% less money on health care
10 interesting comparisons with u s2
10 Interesting Comparisons with U.S.
  • have 32.08% less chance of dying in infancy
  • have 20.43% more chance at being employed
10 interesting comparisons with u s3
10 Interesting Comparisons with U.S.
  • live 2.62 years longer
  • experience 12.89% less of a class divide
  • be 83.33% less likely to have HIV/AIDS
further readings
Further Readings
  • “The Israelis : Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land” by Donna Rosenthal
  • “Made in Israel” series on CBS 700 Club.
thank you for visiting israel we hope you had enjoyed your quick visit
Thank you for visiting Israel! We hope you had enjoyed your quick visit!

שלום

“Good-bye” in Hebrew

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