Chile business behavior

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Cross cultural behavior

Maud Reynaert & Barbara Blokker

October 23, 2004


Chile is located south of Peru and west of Bolivia and Argentina; Chile is 4,329 km long but with an average of 160 km width. Desert dominates the north, tundra the south.

The Chile coastline is composed by many bays and fjords, while the eastern regions terminate in the Andes Mountains.

Chile is a democracy with a directly elected president. The mandate of the president lasts 6 years. The cabinet of the president is composed of 20 ministers. The bicameral legislature consists of a 48-seat senate of both elected and appointed members and a 120-seat elected chamber of deputies. Administratively, Chile is divided into 13 regions.

The economy of Chile is based on the export of minerals and it represents half of the total value of exports. Chile is also the world's largest producer of the mineral.

Agriculture is also a big part of the economy and it represents 15% of the economical activities of the country but Chile produces only half of their needs. Production of wine is a new emergent market and starts to become very important for the economy.

The rest of he economy is very diversified; processed food, fish meal, wood and wood products, transportation equipment, cement, textiles, iron and steel, paper, and chemicals. Chile's main imports are petroleum, wheat, capital goods and raw materials.


A mestizo is a person of mixed racial ancestry, especially of mixed European and Native American ancestry.

The majority of Chile's population is "mestizo" resulting from the frequent marriage between early Spanish settlers and indigenous inhabitants. Many Chileans also have originated from Germany, Italia, Ireland and Britain.

Population: 15,665,216 people

The official language is Spanish, although English is spoken by well-educated business people.

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