Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind. By Geert Hofstede Presented by: Natalie Balaziuk, Beth Roszkowski, Michelle Yeager. Hofstede ’ s Background. Born in Netherlands in 1928 Founded and managed the Personnel Research Department of IBM Europe
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By Geert Hofstede
Natalie Balaziuk, Beth Roszkowski, Michelle Yeager
Social gender roles are defined
Men are assertive & tough
Women are modest & concerned with quality of life
High difference between the genders
Social gender roles overlap
Men and women are both modest & concerned with quality of life
Little difference between gendersMasculinity vs. Femininity
Ordering relationships by status and observing this order
Having a sense of shame
=High economic growth
Personal steadiness and stability
Protecting one’s “face”
Respect for tradition
Reciprocation of greetings, favors, and gifts
=Less economic growthConfucian Dynamism (Ratings)
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