Cultural Differences in a Globalizing World

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Emerald Group Publishing, 2011 - Political Science - 293 pages
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Endorsed by Geert Hofstede, the most-quoted author in the cross-cultural field, this is the only book that explains the relationship between national culture and national differences in crucially important phenomena, such as speed of economic growth, murder rates, and educational achievement. It explains differences in suicide rates, road death tolls, female inequality, happiness, and a number of other phenomena in an unprecedented way. It provides comprehensive coverage of these important cross-cultural differences while showing how they co vary across the world and presents strong empirical/statistical evidence for the explanations. Chapters focus on culture and cross-cultural studies, economic dynamism, universalism versus exclusionism, risk-taking reproductive competition, monumentalism versus flexumility (flexibility + humility), and the world's cultural clusters. Each chapter contains a subchapter in which implications for international management and organizational behavior are discussed, making the book attractive not only to readers with a special interest in the social sciences, but also to management consultants, management educators and business executives.
 

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Contents

1 The Study of Culture and its Origins
1
2 Major CrossCultural Studies
45
3 Industry versus Indulgence
51
4 Monumentalism versus Flexumility
93
5 Hypometropia versus Prudence
137
6 Exclusionism versus Universalism
179
7 A Cultural Map of the World
225
8 Conclusions and Final Remarks
237
Research Notes
241
References
257
About the Author
281
Author Index
283
Subject Index
291
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