Hofstede Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… On the other hand India is a collective society and thus behaves more cooperatively than U.S.A. According to the researchers the Asians are more collectivist thus more cooperative then the Anglo who are individualistic and more competitive i.e. Indians more cooperative and Americans more competitive.

There are numerous values of a certain culture; the three values discussed are corruption level in organization, resistance to self- management, and cooperation with group members. These were discussed on the basis of hofstede two dimension i.e. power distance and individualism. Two countries were compared India and U.S.A. It was concluded that India is a society with more corruption level, more resistance to self-management, and more cooperative with group members than the U.S.A society.
Hofstede (1990) states “Culture has become a fad, among managers, among consultants, and among academics, with somewhat different concerns. Fads pass, and this one is no exception. Nevertheless, we believe it has left its traces on organization theory. Organizational/corporate culture has acquired a status similar to structure, strategy, and control”.
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