bus 610 week 2 disccusion1

bus 610 week 2 disccusion1 - Define ethnocentrism, and...

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Define ethnocentrism, and explain what Hofstede concluded about applying American management theories in other countries. According to Kinicki & Kreitner, ethnocentrism is the belief that one’s native country, culture, language, and modes of behavior are superior to all others, has its roots in the dawn of civilization. Hofstede concluded several things about applying American management theories in other countries. To expand, Hofstede says “cultural arrogance is a luxury individuals, companies and nations can no longer afford in a global economy”. He also stated in his conclusion that management theories and practices need to be adapted to local cultures. Hofstede’s study is about 30 years old and involves 116,000 IBM employees from 53 countries around the world. It focuses on four different cultural dimensions such as Power Distance, Individualism/collectivism, Masculinity/femininity, and Uncertainty avoidance. Power distance is how much inequality someone expects in social situations. Individualism; collectivism,
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course ECONOMICS 610 taught by Professor Dsd during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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