By Geert Hofstede, Gert Jan Hofstede, Michael Minkov

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ISBN-13: 9780071664189

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The progressive learn of ways where the place we grew up shapes the way in which we predict, consider, and act-- with new dimensions and perspectives

Based on learn performed in additional than seventy international locations over a forty-year span, Cultures and Organizations examines what drives humans apart—when cooperation is so sincerely in everyone’s curiosity. With significant new contributions from Michael Minkov’s research of knowledge from the realm Values Survey, in addition to an account of the evolution of cultures by way of Gert Jan Hofstede, this revised and improved variation: • unearths the “moral circles” from which nationwide societies are equipped and the unexamined ideas during which humans imagine, think, and act • Explores how nationwide cultures fluctuate within the components of inequality, assertiveness as opposed to modesty, and tolerance for ambiguity • Explains how organizational cultures vary from nationwide cultures—and how they are often controlled • Analyzes stereotyping, modifications in language, cultural roots of the 2008 financial predicament, and different intercultural dynamics

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00. The coefficient can become negative if the two measures are each other’s opposite—for example, a person’s height and the number of times he or she would meet someone who is still taller. 00; in this case the two measures are again perfectly correlated, only the one is positive when the other is negative, and vice versa. 80 if the sample included only adults—and even higher if both children and adults were included in the sample, because children are extremely small and light compared with adults.

4 Sources of Differences Between Countries and Groups History Identity language religion visible Values software of the minds invisible Institutions rules, laws, organizations visible The Rules of the Social Game 23 adoptive country of their parents but, in contrast, to feel that they belong to their new country when they visit their parents’ country of origin. This is because they are likely to live by a mix of cultural (hidden) rules from both societies while emotionally needing a primary group with which to identify.

We are active on computer-mediated social networks with people all across the world, and these relationships can be meaningful even with people whom we have never met face-to-face. We have laws that allocate rights and duties to people regardless of family ties, except in special cases such as birth and inheritance. Family loyalty is still important and will no doubt continue to be so, but it is part of a larger societal framework. We live in societies that are so large that blood ties cannot be the only, or even the most important, way to determine moral rights and duties.

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