The Hofstede factor: the consequences of Culture’s Consequences

Ybema, Sierk and Nyìri, Pal (2015) The Hofstede factor: the consequences of Culture’s Consequences. In: The Routledge Companion to Cross-Cultural Management. Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting . Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 37-53. ISBN 9780415858687

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For many scholars and practitioners in the field of cross-cultural management, Hofstede’s work has provided a foundation for theory and practice. In this chapter, we briefly describe its main characteristics, explore its impact, and critically discuss its limitations. We then sketch the outlines of a critical, interpretive approach to studying national culture and cultural differences in organizational settings which is more sensitive to culture change and conflict; individual agency and social context; as well as power issues and organizational politics. After offering an illustration, we close our chapter with a few reflective thoughts and ideas for future directions.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: cross-cultural management, multinationals, power, culture, identity, discourse
Faculty: ARCHIVED Lord Ashcroft International Business School (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Prof Sierk Ybema
Date Deposited: 31 May 2018 14:07
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 19:01

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