Hong Kong

Women in Business in Hong Kong

As would be expected in a region which has been so heavily influenced by Western attitudes, women play a much more important role in business life in Hong Kong than in a country such as Taiwan – and this is especially true amongst the larger multi-nationals.

More traditional Confucian attitudes to women in the workplace can be found in the small to medium sectors but female family members can, again, have positions of significant power and influence.

Visiting female businesspeople are unlikely to encounter too many difficulties working in Hong Kong, although they may still find that the views of male colleagues are listened to with somewhat more attention.


Author

This country-specific business culture profile was written by Keith Warburton who is the founder of the cultural awareness training consultancy Global Business Culture

Global Business culture is a leading training provider in the fields of cross-cultural communication and global virtual team working.  We provide training to global corporations in live classroom-based formats, through webinars and also through our cultural awareness digital learning hub, Global Business Compass.

This World Business Culture profile is designed as an introduction to business culture in Hong Kong only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.

Country Breakdown

7.3

Million

Population

HK$

Hong Kong Dollar

Currency

$ 320.9

Billion

GDP

2,754

km2

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