Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions and Organizations Across Nations
- Geert Hofstede - Tilburg University, Netherlands
Comparative Cultures | Organizational Culture | Organizational Psychology (General)
The long-anticipated Second Edition of a true classic is thoroughly updated with an expanded coverage and scope. This excellent work explores the differences in thinking and social action that exist between members of more than 50 modern nations and will be the new benchmark for scholars and professionals for years to come. It argues that people carry `mental programmes' which are developed in the family in early childhood and reinforced in school and organizations, and that these mental programmes contain a component of national culture. They are most clearly expressed in the different values that predominate among people from different countries.
In the field of humanitarian politics, law and economics it is important that the students is cognisant of the culture difference around the globe and the consequences of ignoring that when dealing with humanitarian crises.
Essential for any Intercultural Communication course. Invaluable.
Our course is based around teaching critical views on Hofstede's work, so this new book is a crucial resource
Geert Hofstede's book is one of the best social psychology books I have ever seen! It is complete, professional, very well documented and a sophisticated view on interdisciplinary and cross-cultural analysis... I will strongly recommend this book to my students, and I will certanly use it in my classroom! Thank you very much for this opportunity!
This text offers a unique and detailed information about intercultural differences. It is good as a basic reading for all students studying management and dealing with intercultural communication within the international business arena.
as reference material , compulsory citation for final papers
Very detailed and concise descriptions of the empirical studies by Hofstede. However, lack of theoretical concepts underlying his assumptions.
This has become a seminal study of cultural issues, albeit with an unavoidably Western perspective. Hofstede offers a very usable 4 part structure for students to assess and analyse culture, whatever their background, and his discussion of intercultural encounters provides some interesting talking points and areas for seminar discussions.
This textbook offers unique and detailed information about intercultural differences. It is good as a basic reading for all students dealing with intercultural communication and international business.