If we explore the Swedish culture through the lens of the 6-D Model©, we can get a good overview of the deep drivers of Swedish culture relative to other world. If we explore French culture through the lens of the 6-D Model©, we can get a good overview of the deep drivers of France’s culture relative to other world. Please select a country in the dropdown menu below to see the values for the 6 dimensions. After a first country has been selected, a second and even a third.

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According to Hofstede’s model, men’s culture differs greatly from women’s culture within each society. Select one or several countries in the menu below to see the values for the 6 dimensions.

Each new study uses new respondent sets and different countries. Join the Hofstede Insights Network A highly selective worldwide network of culture and management consultants with extensive professional experience and knowledge on how to iibm culturally sensitive management practices.

Here he describes national cultures along six dimensions: Power is not only centralised in companies and government, but also geographically. With a score of 43, France has a somewhat Feminine culture. Builtjens and Niels G. The French prefer to be dependent on the central government, an impersonal power centre which cannot so cultur invade their private life. For example, a Japanese person can be very comfortable in changing situations whereas on average, Japanese people have high uncertainty avoidance.

They, therefore, expect respect for what they do, after which they are very much willing to serve you well.

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Employees expect to be consulted. Cultural applications for communication with Latin American Businesses”. For example, the cultural model of the Mediterranean countries is dominated by high levels of acceptance of inequalities, with uncertainty aversion influencing their choices. Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: Philippe d’Iribarne fills out the bare bones of Hofstede’s simplified structure, a point with which Hofstede himself acknowledged when he wrote that,”The two approaches are complementary — mine is more quantitative, d’iribarne’s more qualitative.


Another reflection of high Power Distance contrary to formal obedience is the total rejection of those in power as there is no way to change by evolution but only by strikes, revolts and revolution. It has been refined since.

Human Relations55 As a part of the public domain, Geert Hofstede’s work is used by numerous consultancies worldwide. Researchers who cannot live with that range can use modified data that horstede prepared. French culture in terms of the model has, however, another unique characteristic. Hofstede authored and co-authored numerous publications in the field of social psychology and sociocultural anthropology.

The French combination of a high score on Power Distance and a cultuhr score on Individualism is rather unique. In he published Culture’s Consequences[4] a book which combines the statistical analysis from the survey research with his personal experiences. This is an important ib, from the organizational level. Researchers have grouped some countries together by comparing countries’ value scores with other country difference such as geographical proximity, shared language, related historical background, similar religious beliefs and practices, common philosophical influences, identical political systemsin other words everything which is implied by the definition of a nation’s culture.

Not hifstede in France. Hofstedw a country becomes richer, its culture becomes more individualistic. With this model, Geert Hofstede shed light on these differences.

This dimension is defined as the extent to which people try to control their desires and impulsesbased on the way they were raised. Power Distance This dimension deals with the fact that all individuals in societies are not equal — it expresses the attitude of the culture towards these inequalities amongst us.

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He has received much recognition for his work in cross-cultural analysis. Independent research in Hong Kong led Hofstede to add a fifth dimension, long-term orientation, to cover aspects of values not discussed in the original paradigm.

What makes us different and similar: Cross-cultural psychology Organizational culture. In spite of that, when the crisis is resolved the president should make space for much weaker leadership.


In Individualist societies people are supposed to look after themselves and their direct family only.

The dimension scores in the Hofstede model of national culture can be downloaded here

hofsetde Geert Hofstede is perhaps the best known sociologist of culture and anthropologist in the context of applications for understanding international business. Before meetings and negotiations they like to receive all necessary information.

The six dimensions of national culture are based on extensive research done by Professor Geert Hofstede, Gert Jan Hofstede, Michael Minkov and their research teams. This was the first hard piece of evidence that the differences among countries was not specific to IBM, but, instead, were due to a generalized set of shared socialization skills that were specific to people having grown up in the same country, and not necessarily, ubm same organization.

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Even if country indices ucltuur used to control for wealth, latitude, population size, density and growth, privileged males working as engineers or sales personnel in cultuuf of the elite organizations of the world, pioneering one of the first multinational projects in history, cannot be claimed to represent their nations.

In business it is commonly agreed that communication is one of the primary concerns. Power Distance is defined as the extent to which the less powerful members of institutions and organisations within a country expect and accept that power is distributed unequally.

InReputation Institute, which “recognizes individuals who have greatly contributed kbm the field of reputation through both scholarship and practice”, [27] nominated Hofstede as the Best Scholar of the year. Even if it used the same questions, these questions might have come to mean different things. Hofstede re-joined IBM and informed them of the enormous database that IBM had at their disposal, and wanted to create a research project to continue this new way of examining the data.