Hofstede Cultural Dimensions Case Study

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Apart from all these natural resources, export and import, a company needs to know the Hofstede cultural dimension of a country become they move into the country. By definition according to the test book (power point) “Hofstede’s cultural dimensions theory is a framework for cross-cultural communication, developed by Geert Hofstede. It describes the effects of a society 's culture on the values of its members, and how these values relate to behavior, using a structure derived from factor analysis”.
Power Distance: This dimension deals with the fact that all individuals in societies are not equal. It expresses the attitude of the culture towards these inequalities amongst us. Power Distance is defined as the extent to which the less powerful
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Stiffness in Italian culture is significant and the Italian punitive and civil cypher are complex with sections, additions. What is astonishing for the stranger is the apparent contradiction between all the existing norms and procedures and the fact that Italians don’t always comply with them. But in a bureaucratic country one learns very soon which the important ones are and which are not, in order to survive the red tape. In work terms high Uncertainty Avoidance results in large amounts of detailed planning. The low Uncertainty Avoidance method can be very demanding for Italians.
In Italy the combination of high Masculinity and high Uncertainty Avoidance makes life very difficult and stressful. Italians are very zealous people. Emotions are so strongly that persons cannot keep them confidential and must fast them to others, particularly with the use of body
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These shared values have a strong effect on the individuals in the group and command how they dress, act, and perform their jobs. The organizational culture of Erik Buell Racing, is persistent in designing and construction performance motorcycles, and having a die-hard drive to see victory at the highpoint of superbike racing with one of his own creations. Erik, the man behind the company had to go through thin and thick before his motor bike designs became acceptable to the world now. After getting out from college in 1979, Erik started to improve his design skills working for Harley Davidson. The indelible experience of being part of the design process for radical concepts and mainstream series was the connection he needed to transcend further in his own projects (EBR website). Because of this experience gained from working for Harley Davidson, EBR has is known for their designs. EBR is also known for building performance

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