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Dr. Geert Hofstede™ Cultural Dimensions
As a result of this more careful analysis and scrutiny there are now questions, and in some cases open criticism, of the assumptions Geert Hofstede™ utilized in arriving at his conclusions and theories.
In order to assist international business students, professors, and teachers arrive at their own independent decisions on whether Geert Hofstede's work is valid, the following papers are made available with the permission of the authors and publishers.
To learn more about Hofstede's cultural dimensions for his own birthplace, the Netherlands, CLICK HERE
NOTE: The above link takes you to the geert-hofstede.com Website which we designed and developed for ITIM, an organization closely associated with Geert Hofstede. You'll also see on the Geert Hofstede Website a series of Cultural Graphs we prepared that help demonstrate the relationships of Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions.
"Coming soon to a bookshop near you: an all new dimension of culture" Culture Matters, March 2010
"Hofstede's Model of National Cultural Differences and Their Consequences: A triumph of faith - A failure of analysis" (abridged version) by Professor McSweeney was published in the January 2002 Human Relations journal, with the abridged version published by the European Business Forum and, reproduced here by permission.
"Hofstede's Model of National Cultural Differences and Their Consequences: A triumph of faith - A failure of analysis" (full length version) by Professor McSweeney, Published in Human Relations, Vol. 55, No. 1, [January] 2002, pp. 89-118
'In my opinion' - Mikael Søndergaard on 'Cultural differences' by Mikael Søndergaard - A short article discussing the debate on Hofstede’s work, and reproduced here by permission.
Resource Strategies as a Technology of Governance
in Danish Subsidiaries in Southeast Asia"
differences in Europe on the decline?"
Universität Paderborn - Seminar in International Organization and Management - Theories and Concepts of Internationalization and FDI Topic: Culture’s Consequences : The Work of Geert Hofstede
Power Point presentation "Is 'National Culture' A Myth?" by Professor McSweeney, University of London, critically outlining the methodologies employed by Dr. Geert Hofstede in the development of his five Cultural Dimensions. Click Here
Hofstede, Geert. Culture's Consequences, Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions, and Organizations Across Nations Sage Publications; Second Edition; February 2003
Hofstede, Geert. Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind: Intercultural Cooperation and Its Importance for Survival New York; McGraw-Hil; 1996
Hofstede, Geert. Uncommon Sense about Organizations: Cases, Studies and Field Observations 299 pages. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications, 1994, hardcover - A collection of 17 chapters around the topics: I. The impact of jobs on people; II. Power and control in organizations; and III. Studies in training settings. All chapters are based on Geert Hofstede's research, and all present counter-intuitive outcomes. Chapters are suitable for classroom use in a course of Organizational Behavior. Paperback Edition
Hofstede, Geert. Masculinity and Femininity: The Taboo Dimension of National Cultures 238 pages. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications, 1998, hardcover - An introduction and consequences for gender roles, sexual behavior and religion. Paperback Edition
Hofstede, Geert. (1980). Culture's consequences: International differences in work-related values. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Geert Hofstede. . Cultures and organizations: Software of the mind. London: McGraw-Hill UK. 1991
Geert Hofstede™ Dimensions raw scores for countries and regions listed at the ITIM Website.
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