Geert Hofstede

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  • Analysis Of Geel Hofstede's Model Of Thailand

    Using Geert Hofstede’s model, is useful when visiting new countries like Thailand, because it sets the basis for intercultural communications by allowing one to see the preferences or values of the country. This model not only indicates where each country falls on the scale but to what degree by using a quantified measurement. Continued knowledge and understanding of the country will make the professional or social visit more enjoyable. No models or information can give us 100% of the answers we…

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  • Power Distance Effect

    or disagreements with their superiors (Daniels & Greguras, 2014). Current organizational and global trend makes an understanding variation, individual and cultural values more significant for employees and organizational welfare and effectiveness (Hofstede, 2013). Cultural values can forecast certain employees and organizational outcomes alike or even stronger than other person’s differences like personality traits. It is only through improved understanding of how much and when a cultural value…

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  • Classical Core Of Social Learning Essay

    (Bruner, 1990; Shweder, Mahapatra, & Miller, 1987). Some assert that culture must be given center stage (Markus & Kitayama, 1991: Shweder, Much, Mahapatra, & Park, 1997). Moreover, Geert Hofstede published his well-known work in 1980, titled “Culture’s Consequences: International Difference in Work-Related Values” (Hofstede, 1980). By 2010, six cultural dimensions were acknowledged. The dimensions measure and distinguish culture’s from one another based on ideas such as: Power Distance (PDI),…

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  • Nordal Scandal Case Study

    However, according to Nordal, she is not guilty. She claims that, “the company was created to hold proceeds from his Alcoa stock options, but they were never exercised and no funds were transferred to the company. She said that neither she nor her husband were shareholders in Dooley Securities. ‘We do not own and have never owned any offshore companies.’" If this is true, then nothing violates the United Nations Convention against Corruption. However, the evidence does say that Nordal does own…

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  • Interpreter Of Maladies Summary

    India. Through these short stories, the reader learns a tremendous amount about India’s cultural aspects and how these aspects define India as a country. By utilizing Geert Hofstede’s cultural dimensions framework, one can better understand what exactly creates India’s culture and how it is different from other countries. Hofstede separates these dimensions into numerous categories, Power Distance, Individualism, Masculinity, Uncertainty Avoidance, Long Term Orientation and Indulgence.…

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  • Buddy Boys Case Study

    An organization’s culture can hinder or help the organization in its efforts to achieve the entailed mission. Culture can be facilitated by the organization itself or outside influences such as the culture and behavior of the persons employed there. The latter was the case with regard to Korean Air pilots (captain, first officer, and flight engineer). Multiple factors crippled the airline agency and contributed to the continuance of airplane crashes, however the most significant was that of…

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  • Anna Håkanson Case Study

    What is your opinion of the manner in which Anna Håkansson prepared for her business trip? Could she have done a better job here? If so, how? In my opinion, Anna’s preparation was a good jumping off point but was inadequate. While her comparison of Bahrain and Sweden using Hofstede’s cultural dimensions (Steers, 2013) and her study of the structure of Arab extended families and the role this family structure plays in the decision-making process was a good start, she failed to study up on the…

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  • Expansion Of Our Enterprise Into Africa Case Study

    credit for others work (Daniels et al., 2015, p. 64; Hofstede Centre, n.d.a; Hofstede Centre, n.d.b). Furthermore, the low-income category of both countries results in employee perception of minimal reward for essential work (Daniels et al., 2015, p. 62; World Bank Group, 2016a; World Bank Group, 2016b). As such, employees anticipate a work environment of inequity, which results in an apathetic work ethic and inefficiencies in business processes (Hofstede Centre, n.d.a; Sharma & Christie, 2010,…

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  • Healthco Case Study

    This way of thinking very much aligns with The Principles of Scientific Management (Taylor, 1914), as Taylor believed in money as the major incentive to work. All of these issues above also relate to Hofstede 's cultural dimensions (1989), more specifically the Power Distance aspect of his theory. The CEO has all the power in Healthco, this is shown through the lack of communication between the CEO, supervisors and clerks, and the management style adopted…

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  • Indonesia Cultural Analysis

    Indonesia is part of Southern Asia culture cluster which holds values in strong family connections and a deep concern for their communities. (West,2016) Provided is a picture that shows the overall cluster’s societal practices and values. “For the overall cluster’s societal practices are high on group collectivism (5.87), power distance (5.39), and humane orientation (4.72) and low on gender egalitarianism (3.28). The other cultural dimensions are rated in the mid-range, around an average of 4.…

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