Macedonian Culture

Business Culture

  • It is best to arrive on time but anticipate that your Macedonian counterpart could be late. A time difference of 15 to 20 minutes is generally tolerated.
  • Business cards are usually exchanged over introductions. There are no clear customs surrounding this exchange, but it is best not to treat another person’s business card nonchalantly. For example, do not write on it or scrunch it.
  • If your company has been established for longer than a decade, emphasise this point. Security and longevity are highly valued in business.
  • On the (2018), North Macedonia ranks 93th out of 180 countries, receiving a score of 37 (on a scale from 0 to 100). This perception suggests that the country’s public sector has a moderate amount of corruption.

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