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  1. 1. 1st presentation.
  2. 2. Hofstede’s framework for assessing cultures.  Hofstede developed one of the most important and widely used approaches to help managers for better understanding the differences between national cultures.  His research found that countries vary on five dimensions of national culture.
  3. 3. Hofstede’s five dimensions of national culture. 1. Individualistic: people look for their own and family interest. Collectivistic: people expect group to look after and protect them.
  4. 4. Hofstede’s five dimensions of culture. 2. Long term orientation: people look to the future and value thrift and persistence. Short term orientation: people value tradition and past.
  5. 5. Hofstede’s five dimensions of national culture. 3. High power distance: Accepts wide differences in power , great deal of respect for those in authority. Low power distance: Plays inequalities, employees are not afraid to approach nor are in the awe of boss.
  6. 6. Hofstede’s five dimensions of national culture 4. High uncertainity avoidance: Threatened with ambiguity and experience high level of anxiety. Low uncertainity avoidance: Comfortable with risks;tolerate different behaviours, opinions and actions.
  7. 7. Hofstede’s five dimensions of natural culture. 5. Achievements: Values such as acquiring money, assertiveness and competition prevail. Nurturing: Values such as relationships and concern for others prevail.