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Abstract:

Switzerland is known for high-quality products, chocolate, cheese fondue, skiing and for its political neutrality. However, the country also has a rich tradition of responsible and sustainable business rooted in its Protestant ethic.

The Swiss Confederation consists of 26 states (so called Cantons) and unites nearly 8 million people. The city of Berne is the capital of this federal republic which dates back to 1 August 1291 when the first three Cantons joined into a confederation. Today Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world measured by GDP per capita and cities such as Zurich and Geneva are highly ranked in terms of quality of life. The country has four official languages, French, German, Italian and Romansh.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9774/GLEAF.978-1-907643-09-5_57

Publication date: June 14, 2010

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