Mexican Business Culture Research Paper

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Mexican Business Culture and Communication [your name here] [school name here] Mexico is a large diverse nation. Today the country is made up of approximately 60% Mestizo, 30% Amerindian, 9% white, and 1% other races (Nicol and Taylor, 2012). The official language of Mexico is Spanish. Although there are many Mexicans who speak English fluently, it would be unwise to assume that any business conducted will be done in English. In addition to Spanish and English, there are also a variety of indigenous Amerindian languages still spoken by tribal co-cultures within the country, but most business will be conducted in Spanish. It is important that Americans are familiar with Mexican business culture because Hispanics made up the majority of the U.S. population growth in the 2010 census with the Hispanic population increasing from 13% to 16% (Samovar, Porter, McDaniel, & Roy, 2013, p.7). Mexicans also make up the largest group of immigrants coming to the United States. (Source:…show more content…
The family is the vital unit of the Mexican population. The practice of putting the group, which could either refer to the business party or one’s own family, ahead of the individual was a common practice throughout Latin countries, but while many other Latin American countries no longer place such a high emphasis on group orientation, it still makes up the backbone of Mexican business. One reason why Mexico may retain their tendency to value the group over the individual is that it is not physically close to other Latin American countries, which allowed business practices in Mexico to evolve in relative isolation (IOR Global Services, n.d.). Despite having a growing modern economy based on oil, tourism, and manufacturing, Mexico is still influenced by the many different groups of indigenous peoples who originally made up the population (Nicol and Taylor,

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