Hofstede Dimensions Of Culture Analysis

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• KEY TERM and WHY YOU ARE INTERESTED IN IT
Hofstede’s Dimension of Culture: I chose this topic because of my professional background. As an Equal Opportunity Advisor, I have dealt with this internal in organizations and I have seen the impact on the dynamics if not handled in a timely manner. I also worked a case of a foreign-exchanged student at the Air Force Academy who was ostracized and had problems acculturating. Additionally, as a child growing up in the islands, I too was exposed to a different culture. Whilst, I may have been exposed to the American culture more than my Trinidad heritage, I spent the first ten years of my childhood there; hence, solidifying my values and beliefs.

• EXPLANATION OF THE KEY TERM
Hofstede’s Dimensions of Culture is grounded in a national culture that relates to one’s belief and values. Each nation has it own set of beliefs and values that makes people different. A person develops their basic value and beliefs the first ten years of his or her life; subsequently, characteristics such as the spoken language, gender roles and customs are settled. Hofstede’s six dimension of culture are: power distance, individualism, masculinity, uncertainty/avoidance, long-term orientation
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The work cited relates to my explanation because it showed in the area of culture decision can be based on one’s identity to his or her culture. In the study conducted on the Nigerian manager’s it cemented Hoftede’s inference of culture, beliefs and values. The manager’s behavior was supported through several hypotheses; hence, regression/correlation analysis confirmed the theory. In reference to the week’s one module, the study chosen has direct correlation. When dealing with international business, it is imperative that business managers understand that culture impacts the way how one may deal with others. Hence, having a baseline knowledge would put the business leader in a better position on why certain cultures behave the way they

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