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Vietnam Culture Info

  1. 1. Vietnam Culture EAST & WEST COMPARISONS
  2. 2. Who I am <ul><li>I am Thanh Huynh – Finnish name: Sini </li></ul><ul><li>MBA student of SeAMK and part time employee of INKA </li></ul><ul><li>I have been living in Finland from 09.2007 </li></ul>2007 2009
  3. 3. Geographical distance Finland Vietnam
  4. 4. TABLE OF CONTENTS <ul><li>I. Vietnam Culture Info </li></ul><ul><li>General Information </li></ul><ul><li>Religion and Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>What happens behind a smile </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnamese women </li></ul><ul><li>Yes-No and Honesty </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Culture comparision by Geert-Hofstede’s theory </li></ul><ul><li>II. East vs. West </li></ul>
  5. 5. Vietnam culture info
  6. 6. General Information <ul><li>Capital: Hanoi </li></ul><ul><li>Largest city: Ho Chi Minh city </li></ul><ul><li>Language: Vietnamese </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 87.375.000 (253/km²) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Agriculture Culture
  8. 8. Vietnamese culture is agriculture culture About 74% of Vietnamese live in rural areas Rural tradition and customs still play a vital role in shaping the national culture
  9. 9. KINSHIP
  10. 10. Vietnamese value roles of family and clan
  11. 11. Seniority system
  12. 12. Extended family Complex system of relationships
  13. 13. <ul><li>Religion and Philosophy </li></ul>
  14. 14. Religion
  15. 15. 85% people follow Buddhism
  16. 16. Buddhism belief
  17. 17. Philosophy <ul><li>Confucianism has large impact on culture </li></ul>
  18. 19. WHAT HAPPENDS BEHIND A SMILE ?
  19. 22. VIETNAMESE WOMEN
  20. 25. <ul><li>Ability </li></ul><ul><li>Beauty </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Character </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Women always have been fighting for a way out of the Confucian shadows.&quot; (Xiao Ma ) </li></ul>
  21. 27. YES NO & HONESTY
  22. 28. <ul><li>Does Yes mean YES </li></ul><ul><li>… and No mean NO? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The answer is: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> MAYBE </li></ul>
  23. 29. % <ul><li>0% 50% 100% </li></ul><ul><li>NO MAYBE YES </li></ul>
  24. 30. Contacts
  25. 31. CULTURE COMPARISION BY GEERT-HOFSTEDE’S THEORY
  26. 32. <ul><li>PDI   Power Distance Index  </li></ul><ul><li>IDV   Individualism  </li></ul><ul><li>MAS   Masculinity  </li></ul><ul><li>UAI   Uncertainty Avoidance Index  </li></ul><ul><li>LTO   Long-Term Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Source: www.geert-hofstede.com </li></ul>

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