Chap 4 Cultural Traits - Collectivism vs Individualism...

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© 2007 Robert Sweo Cultural Traits
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© 2007 Robert Sweo Culture Definition (reminder) A fuzzy set of mostly shared traits within a defined population Not everyone shares everything Trait boarders aren't perfectly clear But most people are closer to each other on most thing than to other populations of people
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© 2007 Robert Sweo What Are the Traits (reminder) There are many hundreds -they vary by culture Several important dimensions have been defined to help study business interactions
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© 2007 Robert Sweo Hofstede's 4 Dimensions Uncertainty avoidance Power Distance Collectivism vs individualism Masculinity vs Femininity
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© 2007 Robert Sweo Uncertainty Avoidance One’s tolerance of risk - Investments - Social interaction - Personal safety - Safety of others
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© 2007 Robert Sweo Power Distance The psychological and social distance between superiors and subordinates - Manager-peer relations - Peer to peer relations - People-government relations - Parent-child relations
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© 2007 Robert Sweo
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Unformatted text preview: Collectivism vs Individualism Individualism represents a desire for personal freedom, time, and challenge. Collectivism represents a dependence on the organization as well as a need for a safe environment.-Teamwork-Rewards systems-Innovation Management-Organizational structure-Safety systems © 2007 Robert Sweo Masculinity vs Femininity Masculinity – Assertive desire for control Femininity – Passive desire to support relationship-Management structure-Teamwork-Reward structure-Innovation management © 2007 Robert Sweo Other Important Traits Attitudes Towards: Material Wealth Achievement Time Change Decision making (objective vs subjective) Family Authority © 2007 Robert Sweo Other Important Traits (cont.) Trust Future orientation Fatalism Approach to information processing monochronic [work sequentially] polychronic [multi-task]...
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2009 for the course ACG 3141 taught by Professor Graybeal during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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