Essays Tagged: "Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory"

Analysis of cultural issues.

abilities acquired by man as a member of societyIt is crucially important to understand and explore cultural differences between China and UK. Understanding of the culture leads to better communicatio ... traditional "masculine values," such as achievement and the effective exercise of power, determined cultural ideals. In feminine cultures, sex roles were less sharply distinguished, and little differe ...

(2 pages) 137 2 3.4 Aug/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Culture diversity and International Business Management

adjustments in culture when dealing with a German business. Germany and the US are very similar in Hofstede's model. The biggest difference between the two that could affect an American Manager is In ...

(2 pages) 249 0 3.3 Jun/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Work Centrality and Hofstede's four dimensions

the Germans, who are much more highly work oriented.2) What are the implications for motivation of Hofstede's research findings on the dimensions of power distance, uncertainty avoidance, individuali ... could be looser, motivating people through more flexible roles and work networks.7) How can we use Hofstede's four dimensions-power distance, uncertainty avoidance, individualism, and masculinity-to ...

(3 pages) 191 1 3.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Examining the meaning of culture, its impact on management and analysis the dangers of Self Reference Criteria (SRC)

sification system, which identifies value dimensions that impact on all cultures.I feel that use of Hofstede's basic model is helpful to illustrate the major issues which need to be considered. In his ... h a culture feels threaten by ambiguous, uncertain situations and tries to avoid them. According to Hofstede's research, Japan and Russian are ranking high in uncertainty avoidance. People in that two ...

(9 pages) 264 0 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Culture and it's impact on the business world.

st in every society. Attitudes and values differ from one country to another resulting in different cultural norms. Therefore, whether it be selling products or organizing, financing and managing its ... s global operations, these differences will affect every firm operating on a global basis.ImpactThe cultural impact on international management is reflected by the basic beliefs and behaviors of peopl ...

(6 pages) 450 0 3.7 Apr/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Briefly describe Hofstede's taxonomy of cross-cultural diversity. To what extent do you believe Hofstede's taxonomy accurately describes the national culture that you were raised in?

Brief Theory ReviewThere four dimensions are include in the Hofstede's studies (Hill, 2003).Power distanceIn one country, high power distance cultures could let ... ocus on the degree the society embraces, long term devotion to traditional, forward thinking values.Hofstede's study in ChinaFirst, culture is not a constant; it evolves over time. As similar as other ... de's was conducted in 1970s that told us in general way about differences between cultures. Many of Hofstede's finding are consistent with standard Western stereotypes about cultural differences. Ther ...

(2 pages) 121 0 3.5 May/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Cultural Misunderstanding during International Business

, different countries have their own unique cultures. Hofstede who is a pioneer of comparative intercultural research describes culture as "the collective programming of the mind which distinguishes t ... oeters and Peter Ester 2004,34). Owing to diverse company management, languages as well as customs, cultural conflict will arise from communication between people of different cultural backgrounds. Th ...

(3 pages) 161 1 4.7 Mar/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Opinion Paper

What do you make of Hofstede's cultural dimensions? Do you find them to be a useful tool in International Business?Betwe ... e had a profound influence on the field and practice of international management. The affect of the Hofstede's cultural dimensions - Power Distance, Uncertainty Avoidance, Masculine/Femininity and Ind ... Example countries include Denmark, Sweden, UK, USA and India (Shenkar, Luo, 2004,6-8).According to Hofstede's work, "based high in every country except USA, Americans working in countries such as Ita ...

(6 pages) 320 0 4.0 May/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Organizational behavior- "Manage the emotion" by Deff Gilpin

people find the jobs that best suit their needs. According to the text, personality identified five dimensions, known as the BIG FIVE personality dimensions, these five dimensions are: Conscientiousne ...

(9 pages) 172 0 5.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies


incorrect to assume that a country has a single culture shared by everyone. United States is a multicultural society even if there might be a set of widely accepted values and customs that are shared ... ey should focus on the "soft"� issues like selecting the right management team and resolving cultural misunderstandings. Employees who have cross-border responsibilities need to be prepared to ...

(6 pages) 13 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Managing Across Culture, a diverse workforce and organizational issues.

'managing across culture', the problems and recommendation. This report will also use the renowned Hofstede's Cultural Dimension theory, using China as an example of culture. Section two will focus o ... e Western leadership style. Renesas used training, communication and persuasion to achieve this.1.1 Hofstede's Cultural Dimension : ChinaTo tackle cultural differences, there is a need to understand o ...

(14 pages) 505 0 4.5 Sep/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

International Human Resources Management

e that have been identified and can be measured, by way of survey questionnaires, cross-nationally. Hofstede's work focuses on four such dimensions, all of which are connected to work behaviors:Indivi ... y Deva and Lawler (1998), using combined national data from the UN database on women, combined with Hofstede's national culture norms, recommends that culture of course plays an important, but perhaps ...

(13 pages) 169 0 4.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

'Should companies like Matsushita preserve or abandon their traditional culture?' Traditional Culture in a Global World

uce conflict and unnecessary boundaries.Finally, with globalization everyday that passes pushes our cultural borders further and mixes our ideas with those of the people in countries all over the worl ... lusion, an organization willing to succeed and perform above the average should be conscious of its cultural environment. This consciousness passes by the acknowledgment that the company is composed b ...

(5 pages) 23 0 5.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

What affect on "Organization Culture"?

re base on Gareth Morgan's idea and the effect of national culture on organization culture based on Hofstede's idea . Lastly, I will explain how power can exist in different organization cultures by u ... ational culture on organization culture, I will use Hofstede and Edward T. Hall as main frameworks. Hofstede's study shows that there are five independent dimensions of national culture differences; P ...

(5 pages) 118 0 3.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Cultural differences and theories : Comparing and contrasting the Hofstede and GLOBE theory

ensions of culture as mentioned by Hofstede. We shall see what they mean in the actual society with Hofstede's definition for each and then try to relate the similarities and differences with the GLOB ... s and the dimensions described are all in accordance and one can relate it to the dimensions in the Hofstede'stheory. For instance, the Self Leadership attribute can be compared with the individualism ...

(14 pages) 142 1 3.7 Jul/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management

HR global recruitment and selection

reach. However being able to reach your markets does not ensure success. Attention to regional and cultural differences must be acknowledged in order grow in a new market segment. Just like customers ... repared for international expansion. The first portion of this research paper will be to provide a cultural analysis through various Gert-Hofesteder cultural dimensions. This analysis will provide in ...

(12 pages) 5 0 0.0 Nov/2013

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management