International Business Activity
For this activitiy, you will research business etiquette information about at least two countries that interest you. Here is a good website to start with: <link is hidden> Scroll down to the bottom of the page where the countries are listed. Click on the country that you are interested in researching and review the information provided regarding business etiquette aspects. You will need to use at least two reliable resources for each country.
Discuss the interesting facts that you learned about business etiquette and international communication from your research. Based upon your research, state in your own words why you think international business communications are so important in today’s business world. Include information of how businesses try to improve their international business communications.
Your essay is to be a minimum of 3 complete pages in length. Going over the minimum page length requirement is acceptable; however, I am not looking for a 10 page essay.
Be as thorough as possible when writing your essay, and remember, this is an academic assignment, so no “text-talk,” no conversational tone, and ABOVE ALL OTHER THINGS… don’t plagiarize!! Lastly, spell-check and proofread your work! Failure to follow these steps will negatively impact your grade.
For this course, you will submit the graded activity using Turnitin. An Originality Report will become available within a few minutes after your first submission. Inside the Originality Report will be a Similarity Index. The Similarity Index shows a percentage of the material in your paper which matches other sources found by Turnitin. You will be expected to have a Similarity Index of less than 15%. If your Similarity Index is greater than 15% you will need to review your Originality Report to be sure that you have paraphrased your work appropriately, and cited your sources correctly.
The Originality Report will help you to avoid plagiarism and improve the quality and content of your essay. It is strongly suggested that you keep direct quotations to a minimum, and never copy and paste text without proper citations. You have until the activity due date to resubmit your work, however, there will be a 24-hour delay before the Originality Report becomes available. It is your responsibility to submit your activity on time, with a Similarity Index of less than 15%.
General APA Formatting Guidelines:
The International Business Activity should have an APA title page and an APA reference page. The APA title page and APA reference page DO NOT count towards the minimum page requirement! Your body of work needs to be a minimum of 3 complete pages in length. Note that an APA abstract page is NOT required!
Font Type: Times New Roman
Font Size: 12 point
Margins: 1 inch on all sides
Justification: Left Paragraph Indentation: Use the Tab key to indent all paragraphs one half-inch from the left