Geert Hofstede


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October 02, 1928

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Gerard Hendrik Hofstede is an influential Dutch writer on the interactions between national cultures and organizational cultures, and is an author of several books including Culture's Consequences and Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind, co-authored by his son Gert Jan Hofstede. Hofstede's study demonstrated that there are national and regional cultural groupings that affect the behavior of societies and organizations, and that are very persistent across time.

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Cultures and Organizations:...

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Culture's Consequences: Com...

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Culture's Consequences : In...

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Masculinity and Femininity:...

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Uncommon Sense About Organi...

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Interkulturelle Zusammenarb...

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Managementtheorieën in vers...

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Organisationer och kulturer

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“In most collectivist cultures, direct confrontation of another person is considered rude and undesirable. The word no is seldom used, because saying “no” is a confrontation; “you may be right” and “we will think about it” are examples of polite ways of turning down a request. In the same vein, the word yes should not necessarily be inferred as an approval, since it is used to maintain the line of communication: “yes, I heard you” is the meaning it has in Japan.”
Geert Hofstede, Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind - Intercultural Cooperation and Its Importance for Survival

“Culture is more often a source of conflict than of synergy. Cultural differences are a nuisance at best and often a disaster.”
Geert Hofstede

“...which animal the ruler should impersonate depends strongly on what animals the followers are.”
Geert Hofstede, Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind



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