Women in Business in Argentina

Visiting female executives should not really encounter any particular gender bias.

Although many Argentine women work, it is fairly unusual to meet one who holds a very senior position within an organisation. Most women will be found in administrative roles or in middle management positions at best.

Visiting female executives should not really encounter any particular gender bias and can expect to be treated with great warmth and extreme politeness. Do not be too surprised if male contacts touch more often than would be normal in your culture — this is normal in Argentina.

A brief overview of some key concepts to consider when doing business in Argentina

Written and Produced by Keith Warburton

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This country profile has been produced to give a short overview of some of the key concepts to bear in mind when doing business with contacts in Argentina. It is intended to be an aid to business people who have commercial dealings with counterparties in the country but should not be seen as an exhaustive guide to this topic or as a substitute for more substantial research should there be a need.

With this in mind, we have covered the areas which are key to a better understanding of the cultural mindset underpinning business dealings in Argentina and which are, quite often, extremely different from the approach and thought processes associated with business in other parts of the world.

Therefore this briefing note is broken into short, bite-sized sections on the following topics:

  • Background to business
  • Business Structures
  • Management style
  • Meetings
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Women in business
  • Entertaining
  • Top tips