Culture's Consequences

Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions and Organizations Across Nations

Author: Geert H. Hofstede,Geert Hofstede

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803973244

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 596

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Geert Hofstede has completely rewritten, revised and updated Culture's Consequences for the twenty-first century, he has broadened the book's cross-disciplinary appeal, expanded the coverage of countries examined from 40 to more than 50, reformulated his arguments and a large amount of new literature has been included. The book is structured around five major dimensions: power distance; uncertainty avoidance; individualism versus collectivism; masculinity versus femininity; and long term versus short-term orientation.
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Literature review: Hofstede, Geert H. Culture's Consequences. Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions, and Organizations across nations.

Author: Saskia Guckenburg

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656167613

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 3

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Literature Review from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Mannheim, language: English, abstract: Geert Hofstede is professor emeritus of Organizational Anthropology and International Management at Maastricht University. His book “Culture's Consequences. Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions, and Organizations across nations” is a revision of his earlier book titled “Culture's Consequences, International Differences in Work-Related Values”, which was released by Sage in 1980.
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Culture's Consequences

Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutes and Organizations Across Nations

Author: Katherine Erdman

Publisher: Macat Library

ISBN: 9781912127351

Category:

Page: 112

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The Dutch anthropologist Geert Hofstede is recognized as a pioneer in the fields of international management and social psychology - and his work is a perfect example of the ways in which interpretative skills can help solve problems and provide the foundation for strong thinking and understanding both in business and beyond. Hofstede's central achievement was setting up an efficient interpretative framework for understanding the cultural differences between one country and another. Working for the international computing company IBM in the late 1960s, Hofstede noted that such cultural differences had huge consequences for international organizations. Up until then, while many inside and outside of business recognized the importance of these differences, little had been done to define precisely what cultural difference was and in what areas of life it was expressed. Hofstede's insight was that if one could interpret and define the dimensions of cultural difference, it would be possible to measure them and act accordingly. From a vast survey of IBM's employees in several countries, Hofstede originally defined five dimensions of culture: every society could be rated for each dimension, providing a useful guide to the kinds of cultural differences at play. As ever, good interpretative skills provided the basis for better understanding.
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Culture, Leadership, and Organizations

The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies

Author: Robert J. House,Paul J. Hanges,Mansour Javidan,Peter W. Dorfman,Vipin Gupta

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452208123

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 848

View: 3692

Culture, Leadership, and Organizations reports the results of a ten-year research program, the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) research program. GLOBE is a long-term program designed to conceptualize, operationalize, test, and validate a cross-level integrated theory of the relationship between culture and societal, organizational, and leadership effectiveness. A team of 160 scholars worked together since 1994 to study societal culture, organizational culture, and attributes of effective leadership in 62 cultures. Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies reports the findings of the first two phases of GLOBE. The book is primarily based on the results of the survey of over 17,000 middle managers in three industries: banking, food processing, and telecommunications, as well as archival measures of country economic prosperity and the physical and psychological well-being of the cultures studied.
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Culture's Consequences

International Differences in Work-Related Values

Author: Geert Hofstede

Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 414

In his bestselling book Culture's Consequences, Geert Hofstede proposed four dimensions on which the differences among national cultures can be understood: Individualism, Power Distance, Uncertainty Avoidance and Masculinity. This volume comprises the first in-depth discussion of the masculinity dimension and how it can help us to understand differences among cultures. The book begins with a general explanation of the masculinity dimension, and discusses how it illuminates broad features of different cultures. The following parts apply the dimension more specifically to gender (and gender identity), sexuality (and sexual behaviour) and religion, probably the most influential variable of all. Hofstede closes the book
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Addressing Cultural Issues in Organizations

Beyond the Corporate Context

Author: Robert T. Carter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761905493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

View: 4962

Analyzing how unexamined cultural patterns influence an organization's culture, this book provides conceptual models and ideas about how to build practical approaches to organizational interventions. The contributors focus on the broad issues such as how organizational leaders shape and influence the agenda surrounding culture; cover institutional and organizational issues in corporate, educational, mental health, and service organizations; and discuss various organizational intervention strategies and approaches.
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Handbook of Cultural Intelligence

Author: Soon Ang,Linn Van Dyne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317469097

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

View: 1542

Cultural intelligence is defined as an individual's ability to function effectively in situations characterized by cultural diversity. With contributions from eminent scholars worldwide, the "Handbook of Cultural Intelligence" is a 'state-of-the-science' summary of the body of knowledge about cultural intelligence and its relevance for managing diversity both within and across cultures. Because cultural intelligence capabilities can be enhanced through education and experience, this handbook emphasizes individual capabilities - specific characteristics that allow people to function effectively in culturally diverse settings - rather than the approach used by more traditional books of describing and comparing cultures based on national cultural norms, beliefs, habits, and practices.The Handbook covers conceptional and definitional issues, assessment approaches, and application of cultural intelligence in the domains of international and cross-cultural management as well as management of domestic activity. It is an invaluable resource that will stimulate and guide future research on this important topic and its application across a broad range of disciplines, including management, organizational behavior, industrial and organizational psychology, intercultural communication, and more.
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Cross-Cultural Analysis

The Science and Art of Comparing the World's Modern Societies and Their Cultures

Author: Michael Minkov

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452278857

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

View: 6256

Cross-Cultural Analysis is the sequel to Culture's Consequences, the classic work published by Geert Hofstede, one of the most influential management thinkers in today's times. Hofstede's original work introduced a new research paradigm in cross-cultural analysis: studying cultural differences through nation-level dimensions (complex variables defined by intercorrelated items). This paradigm has been subsequently used by hundreds of prominent scholars all over the world and has produced solid results. This new text takes the next step: It critically examines in one comprehensive volume the current, prevalent approaches to cross-cultural analysis at the level of nations that have been developed since Hofstede's work, offering students and researchers the theoretical and practical advantages and potential pitfalls of each method. The book is structured into four distinct parts. Parts I and II focus on the main theoretical and statistical issues in cross-cultural analysis using Hofstede's approach and the different research methods now associated with it. Part II consists of presentations of all well-known (and some lesser known) large-scale cross-cultural studies since Hofstede's work that have explained cross-cultural variation in terms of dimensional models. Part III summarizes the main conclusions to be drawn from the presentations in Part II and l explains how the proposed models have contributed to our practical understanding of cross-cultural diversity.
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Masculinity and Femininity

The Taboo Dimension of National Cultures

Author: Geert Hofstede

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506319475

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 3672

Masculinity and Femininity is the first in-depth discussion of the masculinity dimension, and how it can help us to understand differences amongst cultures. Geert Hofstede begins with a general explanation of the masculinity dimension, and discusses how it illuminates broad features of different cultures. Parts Two, Three and Four apply the dimension more specifically to gender (and gender identity), sexuality (and sexual behaviour), and religion, probably the most influential variable of all. The book closes with a syntesizing statement about cultural values as they are linked to sexulaity, gender and religion.
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Cultures and Organizations: Software for the Mind

Author: Geert Hofstede,Gert Jan Hofstede

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071505687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 7739

The landmark study of cultural differences across 70 nations, Cultures and Organizations helps readers look at how they think—and how they fail to think—as members of groups. Based on decades of painstaking field research, this new edition features the latest scientific results published in Geert Hofstede’s scholarly work Culture’s Consequences, Second Edition. Original in thought and profoundly important, Cultures and Organizations offers vital knowledge and insight on issues that will shape the future of cultures and nations in a globalized world.
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Exploring Culture

Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures

Author: Gert Jan Hofstede,Paul Pedersen

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 0585485909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 5874

Provides more than seventy-five activities, dialogues and stories. An outstanding resource for trainers and educators.
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The Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate

Author: Neal M. Ashkanasy,Celeste P M Wilderom,Mark F. Peterson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412974828

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 650

View: 6458

The Second Edition provides an overview of current research, theory and practice in this expanding field. The editorial team and the authors come from diverse professional and geographical backgrounds, and provide an unprecedented coverage of topics relating to both culture and climate of modern organizations.
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Cultures and Organizations

Software of the Mind : Intercultural Cooperation and Its Importance for Survival

Author: Geert Hofstede

Publisher: Profile Books(GB)

ISBN: 9781861975430

Category: Corporate culture

Page: 279

View: 2227

Intercultural cooperation and its importance for survival. People of other countries, of another generation, social class, job or organization, often think and act in ways that puzzle us. To these people, of course, we are the ones who behave in a surprising manner. What separates them from us is the culture in which we grew up. 'Culture' in this sense is not the same as 'civilization'; it encompasses much more. Deeply-rooted and, therefore, often unconscious values lead us to consider as normal what others think abnormal, as polite what to others is rude, and as rational what others find irrational. Organizational cultures are a different phenomenon; they do not follow the same dimensions, are more manageable, and in fact offer an opportunity to bridge national cultures. Following twenty-five years of research into multinational companies, Geert Hofstede and Bob Garrett reveal the circumstances in which organizational cultures can be managed effectively, and outline ways of learning intercultural communication which are essential more essential than ever.
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Uncommon Sense About Organizations

Cases, Studies, and Field Observations

Author: Geert Hofstede

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780803953666

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 4749

Geert Hofstede, author of the classic Culture's Consequences, brings together 17 articles and case studies in this book. The work is grouped around three main themes: the impact of jobs on people; power and control in organizations; and studies in training settings. Throughout, there is a concern with exploring and uncovering hidden organizational realities, whilst moving across the boundaries of psychology, sociology and anthropology.
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Beyond Hofstede

Culture Frameworks for Global Marketing and Management

Author: Cheryl Nakata

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230240836

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 5974

Hofstede introduced a culture paradigm that has been widely influential in international business. However, its relevance in light of culture's increasing complexity due to globalization has been questioned. Alternative culture frameworks and perspectives are offered by leading scholars in global marketing and management.
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Culture's Consequences

International Differences in Work-Related Values

Author: Geert Hofstede

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803913066

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

View: 630

In his bestselling book Culture's Consequences, Geert Hofstede proposed four dimensions on which the differences among national cultures can be understood: Individualism, Power Distance, Uncertainty Avoidance and Masculinity. This volume comprises the first in-depth discussion of the masculinity dimension and how it can help us to understand differences among cultures. The book begins with a general explanation of the masculinity dimension, and discusses how it illuminates broad features of different cultures. The following parts apply the dimension more specifically to gender (and gender identity), sexuality (and sexual behaviour) and religion, probably the most influential variable of all. Hofstede closes the book
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Cultural Differences in Daily Business Life Between Germany and Sweden

Author: Yvonne Tornow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783668116764

Category:

Page: 24

View: 8798

Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, language: English, abstract: This seminar paper deals with Sweden and Germany as negotiation partners from a German perspective. Although one would assume quite various similarities between these countries due to geographical proximity and same origin of language, they are indeed quite different - an issue also investigated by Eoro Vaara. The aim of this paper is to show that even slight or subtle differences in cultural patterns should be considered. Therefore only who can communicate without cultural misunderstandings can experience successful cross-cultural negotiations. Sweden has been chosen since there is a lot of research about cultural differences between American, Asian and Arab countries, but hardly any regarding inter-European. Another reason is also because of personal experiences in Sweden and with Swedish friends. It was challenging to investigate in a country, which does not seem to be culturally much apart from Germany. After a short introduction, the second chapter gives the reader a definition for culture and an overview of Hofstede's model of dimensions. This chapter also presents the different kind of cultures from a German and Swedish perspective. Therefore the third chapter deals with negotiations between Germans and Swedes while doing business. This paper ends with the chapter "conclusion."
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Global Marketing and Advertising

Understanding Cultural Paradoxes

Author: Marieke de Mooij

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483315452

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 2598

Packed with cultural, company, and country examples that help explain the paradoxes international marketers are likely to encounter, Global Marketing and Advertising (by Marieke de Mooij) offers a mix of theory and practical applications as it covers globalization, global branding strategies, classification models of culture, and the consequences of culture for all aspects of marketing communications.
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Cross-Cultural Management

Culture and Management across the World

Author: Jean-François Chanlat,Eduardo Davel,Jean-Pierre Dupuis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135076464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 5517

All cultures appear to share the belief that they do things ‘correctly’, while others, until proven otherwise, are assumed to be ignorant or barbaric. When people from different cultures work together and cannot take shared meanings for granted, managers face serious challenges. An individual’s parsing of an experience and its meaning may vary according to several cultural scales – national, professional, industrial and local. Awareness of cultural differences and the willingness to view them as a positive are therefore crucial assets. This edited textbook sets itself apart from existing cross-cultural management texts by highlighting to the reader the need to avoid both ethnocentrism and the belief in the universality of his or her own values and ways of thinking: the success of international negotiations and intercultural management depends on such openness and acceptance of real differences. It encourages the development of ‘nomadic intelligence’ and the creative use of a culture’s resources, according to a symbolic anthropology perspective. Through the essays and case studies in the chapters, readers will become aware of the intercultural dimension of business activities and better understand how they affect work. Cross-Cultural Management will help interested parties – students of business management, international relations and other disciplines, and business managers and other professionals – develop their ability to interact, take action and give direction in an intercultural context.
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Individualism And Collectivism

Author: Harry C Triandis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429979479

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

View: 5859

Posted in Social Science