Southern Europe CROATIA ITALY SPAIN GREECE PORTUGAL By: Killis Marshall, Blaine Teets, Joshua Schaub, Colin Niewald, and John Luck
Background Capital City: Lisbon Population in 2006: 10,605,870 35,655 sq miles Portugal has 18 districts with 308 municipalities Largest city is Notre with 3,687,293 million people
Cascais Sintra History Became a Country in June 24, 1128 . In 1500, Pedro Alvares Cabral landed in Brazil and claimed it for Portugal Wars: Had many revolutions, fought in the First World War Balem Tower Algarve
Became a Country in June 24, 1128 • . • In 1500, Pedro Alvares Cabral landed in Brazil and claimed it for Portugal • Wars: Had many revolutions, fought in the First World War Portuguese Empire 1415-1999
Economy • Currency: Euro (€)2 • GDP: • Total - $217.000 billion • Per Capita - $22,677 • Labor Force: 5.58 million • Unemployment rate: 7.6%
Favorite Football Player Christiano Ronaldo Birth: 2/5/1985 Position: Right/ Left winger forward Club Team: Manchester United Appearances: 181 total Total Goals: 48 International Team: Portugal http://Yea...
Background Background Background Capital city: Athens Population: 11,244,118 Government: Parliamentary Republic Size: 50, 944 square miles • Independence from Ottoman Empire in 1829 • Joined the EU in 1981 • Capital city- Athens (first site of olympics)
History • Independence from Ottoman Empire in 1829 • Member of the EU in 1981 • First Olympics held in Olympia, Greece • Fought in many wars in effort to gain independence
Business in Greece • Meetings are very laidback, usually able to set up in short notice • Punctuality in delay will not hold you back, be prepared for vibrant meetings • Seniority is primary source of authority
Training grounds for the first Olympics held in Olympia, Greece- Wikipedia
Background Capital City: Madrid Size of Country: 194, 898 square miles Population 2006: 40,397,842 Geographic Divisions: 17 autonomous communities and 2 autonomous cities
Plaza Mayor Grand Square in the center of Madrid. Site of festivals, bull fights, weddings and royal coronations.
Political and Economic Government type: Parliamentary Monarchy King: Juan Carlos I Prime Minister: José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero Internation participation: EU, ICC, UN, WTO Member of UN: December 14, 1955
Toledo City in central Spain. Widely known for its production of swords as well as beer, textiles, bricks and fans.
Doing Business In Spain - Spaniards are very conscious about a persons attire. - Honor and personal pride mean everything in Spanish culture. -Personal Relationships are important
Mont-Blanc ITALY RUINES OF TEMPIO di CERERE Tuscany countryside Tivoli, Italy AMALFI COAST
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Italian Business Culture • Punctuality in the Italian business environment, as a rule, is taken very seriously. Italian business organizations generally have a fixed hierarchical structure, with a clear division between the ranks and little association amongst employees of varying status. • You shouldn’t appear impatient in business negotiations with Italians. Italians may see this as a sign of weakness. • In the Italian business culture, there is a great respect for authority, power and age. Therefore, the most senior or eldest person present in business and social events should always be given preferential treatment.
Hofstede'sDimensions of National Culture TOWER OF Power Distance - The extent to which the less powerful members of organizations (like the family) expect that power is distributed unequally. Italy has a score of 44/100. Individualism - The extent in which people look after their selves and their immediate family. Italy rates a 71/100 Masculinity - The distribution of roles between the genders. Italy rates a 65/100. Uncertainty Avoidance - Society's tolerance for uncertainty. It ultimately refers to man's search for Truth. Italy rates 70/100. PISA
BACKGROUND • Declared independence in 1991 • Size : 56,542 sq. km • Population : 4,494,749 • Currency : Kuna (HKR)
ECONOMY • Natural Resources • Agriculture Products • Industries • Exports • Imports • GDP • Labor Force
POLITICAL STRUCTURE • Government Type • Suffrage • Political Parties • Elections • International Organizations
Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions of Southern Europe • Power Distance: Spain, Italy, Portugal Greece, and Croatia all have an average rank. • Individualism: Spain and Italy both rank high on where as Portugal, Greece, and Croatia have a low ranking. • Masculinity: Spain and Portugal have low masculinity while Italy, Greece, and Croatia rank high in masculinity • Uncertainty Avoidance: All countries rank very high in this dimension
Similarities • All are democratic countries • Each country is run by a prime minister • All countries economies a currently very stable • Transportation methods are also very similar in each country so establishing connections with each other is easy.