Can we do business? A study of the attitudes of Chinese and Australian business students

Parikshit Basu, John Hicks, Richard Sappey

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Abstract

Australia's business relationship with China is growing. However, there are cultural differences between the residents of the two countries that may lead to differences in attitudes and actions. These differences can present obstacles to optimising the benefits to be gained from mutual business cooperation. In order to understand how the future business leaders (present students) view the potentiality for doing business in each others' countries, groups of commerce students in Australia and China were surveyed using the same set of questions. The results identified interesting similarities and differences. Analysis of the responses helps us to detect the knowledge gaps and differences in perceptions and future outlooks between Australian and Chinese students which may impact on the future business relationship between the two countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd International Conference on Contemporary Business, engagement and change
Subtitle of host publicationmanaging in a free trade environment
Place of PublicationBathurst, Australia
PublisherCharles Sturt University
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)1864671777
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInternational Conference on Contemporary Business - Leura, NSW Australia, Australia
Duration: 21 Sep 200622 Sep 2006

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Contemporary Business
CountryAustralia
Period21/09/0622/09/06

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    Basu, P., Hicks, J., & Sappey, R. (2006). Can we do business? A study of the attitudes of Chinese and Australian business students. In 3rd International Conference on Contemporary Business, engagement and change: managing in a free trade environment (Vol. 1, pp. 1-14). Charles Sturt University.