Cultures and Organizations: Software for the Mind

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 3, 2004 - Business & Economics - 300 pages

The landmark study of cultural differences across 70 nations, Cultures and Organizations helps readers look at how they think—and how they fail to think—as members of groups. Based on decades of painstaking field research, this new edition features the latest scientific results published in Geert Hofstede’s scholarly work Culture’s Consequences, Second Edition. Original in thought and profoundly important, Cultures and Organizations offers vital knowledge and insight on issues that will shape the future of cultures and nations in a globalized world.

 

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A detailed and fascinating review of Hofstede's dimensions, by the researcher himself, showing broad high-level insights into history and culture, although a bit tedious, as it often describes in detail relationships many of us implicitly understand. Read full review

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The author declares their political and worldview positions early in their book. There are loads of well-accomplished research and analysis presentations. The conclusions are where the book suffers, as the conclusions often do not match the analysis. Read full review

Contents

The Rules of the Social Game
1
Dimensions of National Cultures
37
Cultures in Organizations
239
Implications
317
Endnotes
377
Glossary
399
Bibliography
405
Name Index
423
Subject Index
429
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Geert Hofstede (Netherlands) is professor emeritus of organizational anthropology and international management at the University of Limburg, in Maastricht, where he is the founder and director of the Institute for Research on Intercultural Cooperation.

Gert-Jan Hofstede (Netherlands) is a Ph.D. and a professor at Wageningen University.

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