10-8 - identity and loyalty.” • Long Term Orientation o...

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CSD October 8, 2009 Summary Cultural variability can be accounted for by the dimensions of: o High vs. low context style o Individualism vs. collectivism o Masculinity vs. femininity Masculine cultures tend to lend in warmer climates and feminine cultures live in colder climates. Colder climates need more technology o Power distance Climate is a predictor. Based on latitude. Colder climates have low power distance scores. Cultures near the equator tend to have higher power distance scores. Generally, the larger the power distance, the larger to population. Another predictor is wealth. If wealth is mostly equal, the larger the power distance. o Uncertainty avoidance o Long-term versus short-term orientation Long Term vs. Short Term Orientation Confucian work dynamism: values include: o THRIFT o PERSISTENCE o SENSE OF SHAME o ORDERING RELATIONSHIPS “Confucian work dynamism refers to dedicated, motivated, responsible, and educated individuals with a sense of commitment and organization
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Unformatted text preview: identity and loyalty.” • Long Term Orientation o Five Economic Dragons: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore Thrift, saving, perseverance, patience, and self-denial to benefit the group Long-term orientation The Analects of Confucius, Chapter 4, Verse 16 • “The profound person understands what is moral. The small person understands what is profitable.” Singapore • Small island country • Population: 2.9 million • Multiracial, multicultural society, 78% Chinese • Education and economic level comparable to the US • Confucian philosophy and collectivism credited with economic status\ Finding the Golden Mean • “Unfortunately, the individualist genie, once unloosed, cannot be easily coaxed back into the lamp…” • “Singaporeans must themselves find the golden mean that suits their circumstances for, in the end, they can only be their own selves.”...
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