Rich DeBourke is Principal Consultant at SBF Consulting.
With over thirty years sales and marketing experience, focusing since 1995 on the Korean and Asia markets, selling multi-million dollar capital equipment systems. His background includes presenting at industrial seminars throughout Asia, including Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and China, as well as delivering presentations related to two of his personal interests, Odyssey of the Mind, and playground construction.
Hierarchy is an important part of Korean culture – both in the office and out in general society. While Koreans cut foreigners a lot of slack, it’s still a good idea to learn and apply the basics when doing business in Korea.
Following up on a previous Korea Business Tip where KBC Member Rich DeBourke shared additional insights about content in the KBC Professional Certification Program regarding gift-giving in Korean business, this set of tips covers Rich’s comments on names and job titles and how they fit into hierarchy in Korean business.
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