Running Head: Hofstede’s Characteristics 0Unit IHofstede’s Characteristics in Comparison,China, Germany, Kuwait, and United States(NAME)(University)
Running Head: Hofstede’s Characteristics 1MBA 6601, International BusinessUnit I Assignment, Hofstede’s Characteristics 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.Characteristics[Kuwait][China][Germany]Power DistanceStrong hierarchical order. Subordinatesexpect to be told tasks and the modelsupervisors are benevolent autocrats.Scores HIGH Inequality is ordered through ranking. It is commonplace to not have ambitions to be more for yourself. Accept your role and nothing more. Scores HIGH Strong consensus style leadership. Autocratic leadership is frowned upon. Scores LOWUncertainty AvoidanceStrong need for procedural guidance and fanatical against thinking outside of the box.
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