Unit IShelby RidleyColumbia Southern University
Part 1: Pick three individual countries, one in the Middle East, one in Asia, and one in Europe. Apply Hofstede’s characteristics to each one, and state if the characteristic is low, medium, or high in each country. Also, explain why you think each country deserves that description.CharacteristicsUnited ArabEmiratesVietnamEnglandPower DistanceThe characteristics in the UAE is high. Individuals hat reside here are fine with society being hierarchical. They feel that people are positioned in placesfor a reason that does not have to be explained. Citizens of the United Arab Emirates feel the people being unequal and imbalanced is essential and centralization is more prevalent and common. Here, subordinates are told what to do rather than having amind of their own.Characteristics are high in Vietnam. The Vietnamese people live by the hierarchical system is practiced by everyone. The leader has all control and authority over the citizens. All must rules given by the leader must be obeyed by all citizens at all times.Characteristics in England are low. England residents feel that differencesbetween each other should be minimal.
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