Geert Hofstede

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  • Collectivism Vs Individualism Essay

    Hofstede’s (1980) dimension of power distance measures the degree to which members of an organization or a culture accept that power is distributed unequally. If the people of a country have a high power distance index, they are supposed to accept inequalities and are improbable to question their superiors. Collectivism versus Individualism is the extent to which people view themselves as part of an organization, family or group. The pursuit of self-interests and personal achievement is…

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  • Verbal Issues And Nonverbal Communication Issues

    Chapters 5 & 6 Essay: Verbal Issues and Communication + Nonverbal Communication Issues In these two chapters of the reading titled ‘Verbal Issues and Communication’ and ‘Nonverbal Communication Issues’ I was able to learn about and evaluate the different components of language, the various styles of communication among cultures, new media’s influence on communication, comparing verbal and nonverbal communication, as well as the assorted cultural variations in nonverbal behaviour. All of the…

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  • Hofstede Organizational Culture

    instructed guidelines. Where as in low power distance all the individuals have similar authority towards their wants and needs possibility of conflicts (Hofstede et al., 1998). Uncertainty avoidance is second to power distance. Hofstede mentions that uncertainty helps deal with the society’s tolerance for opacity (Hofstede et al., 1998). According to Hofstede Masculinity focuses on the degree to which tough and assertive behavior is encouraged. Masculinity is compared to femininity shows the…

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  • Inequality Among Consumers

    2.2.1 Power Distance (PDI): Hofstede (1983) explained how a society handles the inequality among people within a group. According to a recent study of Sian et al (2010), In a high Power Distance index society, people accept their social hierarchical position and accept that those with high power have the right to dispense authority, while on the other hand, for low Power Distance, people stress on equality of opportunity and rights, they are independent and do not rely on each other much. These…

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  • Miles And Snow Typology Case Study

    1.Introduction The Miles and Snow typology began in the early 1980's with Miles and Snow exploring the many different strategies of hundreds of companies in numerous industries. They found impressive strategies and tactics. Miles and Snow identified four main types of strategic behavior and organizational characteristics in the business. The aim of this report is to identify each characteristic and apply them to a business which uses that characteristic. 2.Findings * Prospector – An…

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  • A Comparative Analysis Of Hofstede's Dimensions Of Culture

    Hofstede’s Dimension of Culture Hofstede’s dimension of culture offers a gauge to measure the similarities and differences that are dominate among people of different cultures. Therefore, the three countries selected for this analysis are China, India and the United Kingdom (UK), as Hofstede’s dimensions of culture examines individualism/collectivism, high/weak uncertainty avoidance, masculinity/femininity, power distance and long-term orientation, associated with the management culture in…

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  • Hofstede Dimensions Of Culture Analysis

    • 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…

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  • Crisis Communication Essay

    There are five dimensions, including masculinity-femininity, individualism-collectivism, long-term orientation, power distance, and uncertainty avoidance(Hofstede, 1983). To some extent, uncertainties equal to risks, which are always related to security and and connected to responsibility(Giddens, 1999). This essay will discuss influences of power distance and uncertainty avoidance on attitudes about crisis…

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  • Michelin Case Study: Hofstede's Dimensions Of Culture

    Douglas Henning Henning 1 Adam Smidi, M.B.A. IBUS 3150-001 09/21/2015 Exam #1 Michelin Case Study A complex web of cause and effect can be used to describe the decline of relationships, trust, respect, and eventually productivity in this case study. But when we look for the reasons for these declines they are not readily apparent until we compare and contrast the cultures involved, using Hofstede’s Dimensions of Culture. Quite simply, these dimensions are a model of national and…

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  • Japanese Culture Vs American Culture Case Study

    Differences amongst the Japanese and the Americans are quite noticeable, especially when placed under Hofstede’s culture dimensions. Power distance index: Japan’s power distance in higher than the American’s. Thus, explaining why the Japanese seemed quiet and hesitant, making Kelly (the boss) feel awkward. Individualism versus collectivism: The American culture is described as individualistic, while the Japanese culture is described as collectivist. Thus, when Kelly asked the employees to do…

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