International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Do You Really Understand the Tongans to do Business and Relate Well with Them?
Prof. Dr. Kim Cheng Patrick Low

In this qualitative paper, a business professor suggests several vital advices and pointers to tourists and businesspeople on the language, culture and values of Tonga, a kingdom in the South Pacific; these learning points can enable one to better appreciate things Tongan and thus better able to do business and relate with the Tongans while in Tonga. An interesting outcome or offshoot of this study is that the study also leads to revealing what Tongan culture and values help and/ or hinder human resource management practices in Tonga.

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