Norway: An Introduction to Norway
General information about Norway

Norway: Appointment Alert!
Making appointments

Norway: Business Dress
Guidelines for business dress

Norway: Conversation
Welcome topics of conversation

Norway: First Name or Title?
Addressing others with respect

Norway: Gift Giving
Selecting and presenting an appropriate business gift

Norway: Let’s Make a Deal!
What you should know before negotiating

Norway: Prosperous Entertaining
Entertaining for business success

Useful Websites for Norway

Consular Information Sheet

Wikipedia: Norway

CIA World Factbook: Norway

Lonely Planet: Norway Norway for Visitors

Economist Country Briefings: Norway

BBC Country Profiles: Norway

World Health Organization: Norway

Norway Business Etiquette and Culture

This guide to Norway business etiquette and culture covers many aspects of doing business in Norway. It is our goal to provide practical, accurate, and up-to-date tips on Norway business culture and etiquette, written by experts in business consulting in Norway. We encourage visitors to leave questions or comments on on our discussion boards, moderated by experts in intercultural training and business. Your contributions help us make Executive Planetâ„¢ the most comprehensive resource on Norway business etiquette and culture on the Internet.


This guide contains the following articles:

Let’s Make a Deal – negotiating tactics, the value of connections, recommended business card style and content, business card protocol, sitting and presenting yourself in meetings, language for brochures and promotional material, pace of business, preferred presentation styles, final agreements, thinking styles, adherance to company policy, and more on Norway business culture . . .
Prosperous Entertaining – typical mealtimes throughout the day, best venues for business entertaining, punctuality for social events, dinner table seating etiquette, mealtime etiquette, importance of alcohol, toasting, guidelines for hosting a banquet/social event, what foods should be served/avoided, accepting and declining invitations, and more on Norway business etiquette. . .
Appointment Alert! – typical vacation times, recommended apppointment times, length of the lunch hour, signals that indicate beginning or end of an appointment, best arrival time (early, late, right on time), and more on Norway business culture. . .
Gift Giving – recommended gifts, gifts to avoid, good and bad colours for wrapping paper, how to present a gift to individuals and groups, guidelines for receiving gifts, and more on Norway business culture. . .
First Name or Title? – using titles such as ‘Doctor’, naming conventions to avoid, when to use first names, and more. . .
Public Behaviour – how to greet strangers and introduce yourself, the rules for men shaking hands with women, acceptable demeanor, rules for eye contact, gestures/sayings to avoid, and more on Norway business culture. . .
Business Dress – is dress modest, conservative, etc., specific dress requirements for men and women, what visitors should wear to social functions, and more on Norway business culture. .
Conversation – welcome and unwelcome topics of conversation, the role of compliments, the tone of voice to be used, whether your hosts are physical or more reserved, and more on Norway business etiquette. .. . .