Week 2 The concept of culture. MNGT 583 – Özge Can. Culture and Organizations. HOFSTEDE ET AL. 2010. Why to Study Culture?. World full of confrontations between people, groups and nations who think, feel and act differently
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MNGT 583 –Özge Can
HOFSTEDE ET AL. 2010
Trompenaars & Turner-Hampden (2000)
Three goals of the book:
1. Dispel the notion that there is ''one best way" of managing and organizing
2. Givereaders a better understanding of their ownculture and cultural differences in general, by learning how to recognize and cope with these in a business context
3. Providesome cultural insights into the "global“ versus "local" dilemma facing international organizations
We cannot understand why individuals and organizations act as they do without considering the meanings they attribute to their environment.