Culture's consequences: comparing values, behaviors, institutions, and organizations across nations

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Sage Publications, Apr 20, 2001 - Business & Economics - 596 pages
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The Second Edition of this classic work, first published in 1981 and an international bestseller, explores the differences in thinking and social action that exist among members of more than 50 modern nations. Geert Hofstede argues that people carry "mental programs" which are developed in the family in early childhood and reinforced in schools and organizations, and that these programs contain components of national culture. They are expressed most clearly in the different values that predominate among people from different countries. Geert Hofstede has completely rewritten, revised and updated Cultures Consequences for the twenty-first century, he has broadened the book's cross-disciplinary appeal, expanded the coverage of countries examined from 40 to more than 50, reformulated his arguments and a large amount of new literature has been included. The book is structured around five major dimensions: power distance; uncertainty avoidance; individualism versus collectivism; masculinity versus femininity; and long term versus short-term orientation.

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Review: Culture's Consequences: Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions and Organizations Across Nations

User Review  - Enrico - Goodreads

As all Hofstede's works, this is worth reading in order to understand us and the others better. Read full review

Review: Culture's Consequences: Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions and Organizations Across Nations

User Review  - Frank - Goodreads

It is rare to encounter a book in this genre thatis so empirically well founded, as well as being well written and important. Based on survey responses from hundreds of thousands of employees ... Read full review

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Culture Change
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Data Collection Treatment and Validation
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Validation
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