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

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SAGE Publications, Apr 20, 2001 - Psychology - 616 pages
Geert Hofstede has completely rewritten, revised and updated Culture's 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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Contents

1 Values and Culture
1
2 Data Collection Treatment and Validation
41
3 Power Distance
79
4 Uncertainty Avoidance
145
5 Individualism and Collectivism
209
6 Masculinity and Femininity
279
7 Long Versus ShortTerm Orientation
351
8 Cultures in Organizations
373
Appendix 2
475
Appendix 3
483
Appendix 4
491
Appendix 5
499
Appendix 6
503
Appendix 7
521
Appendix 8
523
References
525

9 Intercultural Encounters
423
10 Using Culture Dimension Scores in Theory and Research
461
Appendix 1
467
About the Author
596
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Geert Hofstede received a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University at Delft and a doctorate in Social Psychology from the University of Groningen, both in his native Netherlands. His professional career includes experience as a worker, foreman, plant manager, chief psychologist on the international staff of a multinational corporation, academic researcher, director of human resources of another multinational, and university professor. He has been affiliated with IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland), INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France), the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (Brussels, Belguim), IIASA (Laxenburg Castle, Austria), and the University of Hong Kong. He is Professor Emeritus of Organizational Anthropology and International Management of Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He is currently a Senior Fellow of the Institute for Research on Intercultural Cooperation (of which he was a founder) and of the Center for Economic Research, both at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He has lectured at universities and consulted for institutions and companies around the world. Dr. Hofstede’s books have appeared in seventeen languages, and his articles have been published in social science journals around the world. He is among the top 100 most cited authors in the Social Science Citation Index.

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