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5. How would you describe Albania according to Hofstede? Hofstede’s research on national culture includes individualism versus collectivism, low versus high power distance, low versus high uncertainty avoidance, masculinity versus femininity, and long versus short term orientation. The first concept, individualism versus collectivism, refers to how people function whether it be as an individual or with a group. Albania used to be a communist country and strongly practiced collectivism, but they are working their way towards being an individualist country like many well-developed countries already are. The next concept is low versus high power distance. This concept is similar to the first concept in that Albania is in transition from being high on the scale of power distance, meaning there is a huge gap between the weak and powerful, and being low on the scale where people are more equal. Some examples of countries that are considered high and low in power distance are Guatemala and Sweden respectively. The three following concepts, low versus high uncertainty avoidance, masculinity
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