HOFSTEDE’S DIMENSIONS OF CULTURE
CHAPTER 4
Prepared by: Christine, Fatima, Remi and Sara
DIMENSIONS OF CULTURE
 Every culture has its own personality traits that
differentiates it from other cultures such as:
-...
THE UNITED STATES
 Equal opportunity:
THE UNITED STATES
 Independence:
THE UNITED STATES
 Man must conquer nature:
THE NETHERLANDS
 Equality:
THE NETHERLANDS
 Long-term thinking:
THE NETHERLANDS
 Display of status:
JAPAN
 Power Distance:
Pressure on every
Japanese person to not
shame his/her family, and
to avoid ruining social
harmony...
JAPAN
 Long Term Orientation:
Thrift and perseverance
– people are expected
to work hard, spare
resources, and expect
slo...
JAPAN
 Collectivistic:
Dependence for
each family member
– it is extremely
tough to enter a
group because of
strong bonds.
THE PHILIPPINES
 High Power Distance
- Economy: “The rich become richer while the
poor become poorer.”
- Respect for old ...
THE PHILIPPINES
 Collectivism
- Strong and close family ties
 Femininity
- known for hospitality and modesty.
- nurturin...
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  1. 1. HOFSTEDE’S DIMENSIONS OF CULTURE CHAPTER 4 Prepared by: Christine, Fatima, Remi and Sara
  2. 2. DIMENSIONS OF CULTURE  Every culture has its own personality traits that differentiates it from other cultures such as: - Power Distance - Individualism vs. Collectivism - Masculinity vs. Femininity - Uncertainty Avoidance - Long-term vs. Short-term Orientation
  3. 3. THE UNITED STATES  Equal opportunity:
  4. 4. THE UNITED STATES  Independence:
  5. 5. THE UNITED STATES  Man must conquer nature:
  6. 6. THE NETHERLANDS  Equality:
  7. 7. THE NETHERLANDS  Long-term thinking:
  8. 8. THE NETHERLANDS  Display of status:
  9. 9. JAPAN  Power Distance: Pressure on every Japanese person to not shame his/her family, and to avoid ruining social harmony. There is acceptance of society’s ‘rightful place.’
  10. 10. JAPAN  Long Term Orientation: Thrift and perseverance – people are expected to work hard, spare resources, and expect slow yet steady results.
  11. 11. JAPAN  Collectivistic: Dependence for each family member – it is extremely tough to enter a group because of strong bonds.
  12. 12. THE PHILIPPINES  High Power Distance - Economy: “The rich become richer while the poor become poorer.” - Respect for old age: gesture and the use of “po” and “opo.”
  13. 13. THE PHILIPPINES  Collectivism - Strong and close family ties  Femininity - known for hospitality and modesty. - nurturing and caring towards others. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-Xu9oxUOso&feature=related
  14. 14. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING Any questions?

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