Hofstede's dimensions of Ireland

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Prof. Beaubien International Business 4/1/2008 Geert Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions Analysis of Ireland Power Distance Index: According to Hofstede’s analysis of IBM employees and related studies that followed, the people of Ireland do not believe that people that hold lower stature in society accept and expect power distributed more unequally than is expected elsewhere in EU countries. This means that in Ireland’s society there is greater equality than many other European countries. It would not be as unusual for more affluent citizens to socialize with poorer citizens and socioeconomic intermarriage would be more common in Ireland than other nations with a higher PDI. Ireland’s PDI is lower than the US and almost 20% than the rest of the EU. Individualism: Ireland strongly values individualism relative to collectivism. Once again, Ireland scored significantly higher than the rest of the EU collectively but was not as individualistic as the US. This suggests Irish people place and take responsibility on
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course MGT 360 taught by Professor Beaubien during the Spring '08 term at Providence College.

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