Advertisement
1 / 7

Trompenaars ’ Cultural Dilemmas and Dimensions PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 1338 Views
  • Uploaded on 18-02-2012
  • Presentation posted in: General

Trompenaars ’ Cultural Dilemmas and Dimensions. by Sigrid Brevik Wangsness 13 February 2013. Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner: Riding the Waves of Culture. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Download Presentation

Trompenaars ’ Cultural Dilemmas and Dimensions

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Trompenaars cultural dilemmas and dimensions l.jpg

Trompenaars’ Cultural Dilemmas and Dimensions

by

Sigrid Brevik Wangsness

13 February 2013


Fons trompenaars and charles hampden turner riding the waves of culture l.jpg

FonsTrompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner: Riding the Waves of Culture

  • What kind of competence /experience do these authors have? Explain the main aspects of their research. What kind of book is this? (What did Hofstede say about it?)

  • According to the authors, what does this book attempt to do?

  • The authors are critical of many modern management philosophies. Why? (Examples, for instance “pay-for-performance”)


Fons trompenaars and charles hampden turner the meaning of culture l.jpg

FonsTrompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner: The Meaning of Culture

  • Explain in some detail what T and H-T mean by culture (their concept of culture):

  • Definition

  • Their model of culture: layers

    norms vs. values

    basic assumptions

  • Which other authors use a similar model?


Fons trompenaars and charles hampden turner differences within cultures l.jpg

FonsTrompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner: Differences WITHIN cultures

  • To what extent do people of the same culture have identical norms and values? Cp. the French and American cultures from the point of view of “normal distribution”. Explain.

  • How do T and H-T define and explain stereotyping, and what are the dangers they see in using cultural stereotypes?


Fons trompenaars and charles hampden turner the basis of cultural differences l.jpg

FonsTrompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner: The Basis of Cultural Differences

  • What are the different levels of culture that T and H-T emphasize? What do they say about cultures in Europe?

  • According to T and H-T, there are three major categories of human experience (“universal problems”) that distinguishcultures. Which?

  • T and H-T identify seven fundamental dimensions of culture. Which? Explain.


Fons trompenaars and charles hampden turner the basis of cultural differences6 l.jpg

FonsTrompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner: The Basis of Cultural Differences

  • Study T’s examples of cultural dilemmas. Find the scores for your culture. Is this a correct description of it, do you think?

  • T and H-T insist that cultures are not static points on a dual axis map, and thus their categories are not mutually exclusive (vs. Hofstede). How do they perceive the positions of cultures on the various dimensions?


Fons trompenaars and charles hampden turner the basis of cultural differences7 l.jpg

FonsTrompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner: The Basis of Cultural Differences

  • What are the major similarities and differences between T and H-T’s dimensions and the categorizations you have studied earlier?

    (Compare for instance Gesteland, Hofstede

    and Trompenaars).