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  • 1. China compared to France Florine ZHAO TROMPENAARS’ DIMENSIONS
  • 2. Universalism vs. particularism
    • Can rules or laws be applied to everyone?
      • FRANCE : YES
      • CHINA : It depends
    • Dictatorship: ‘shut up ’ / Democracy: ‘whatever’
  • 3. Individualism vs. collectivism
    • Do we function in a group or as individuals?
    • CONTACTS:
    • PARTY: WAYS OF LIFE:
  • 4. Neutral vs. emotional
    • Do we display our emotions?
    • ANGER: OPINION:
  • 5. Specific vs. diffuse
    • Is responsibility specifically assigned or diffusely accepted?
      • FRANCE : specific => strong separation of work and private life
      • CHINA : diffuse
      • Guanxi 关系
      • Ganbei 干杯
  • 6. Achievement vs. ascription
    • Do we have to prove ourselves to receive status or is it given to us? Ascription cultures tend to accord status based on age, gender, or social connections.
      • FRANCE : ascription ( status based on age )
      • CHINA : ascription (moderate, status based on social connections ) + achievement
      • Robin Li
  • 7. Time
      • FRANCE : Present-oriented culture Day-by-day experiences tend to direct people's life.
      • CHINA : Future-oriented culture In a future-oriented culture most human activities are directed toward future prospects. Planning constitutes a major activity in future-oriented cultures.
      • Beijing University
  • 8. Internal vs. external control
    • Do we control our environment or are we controlled by it?
      • FRANCE : Catholicism
    • Total atheists: 32 %
    • Total agnostics: 32 %
      • CHINA : 2 00,000,000 Buddhists
      • Yong He Gong
  • 9. Questions ?
    • QUESTIONS ?

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