When attending normal business meetings the standard western business attire of suits and ties for men and suits or skirts and blouse for women are appropriate.
Evening functions can be more informal with short sleeves being worn by men and trousers by women. Only the most prestigious restaurants would expect a more formal approach.
Women should be aware of Muslim sensitivities and clothes should not be too revealing.
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 Malaysia only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.
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