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and steadiness as they pursue happiness. These countries are more accepting of change than those with a high Long Term Orientation (2007, p.4). Both Chile and the United States scored
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GLOBAL BUSINESS CULTURAL ANALYSIS: CHILE 22 on the low end of the Long Term Orientation Index with a 31 and a 26 respectively (Hofstede Insights). These countries are much more willing to accept changes which can be evidenced in Chile through its transition from a military led authoritarian government to a democracy in less than twenty five years. Citizens of both the United States and Chile will strive for personal happiness and stability in their lives. Indulgence versus Restraint The final cultural dimension defined by Hofstede is the Indulgence versus Restraint dimension. This cultural dimension refers to the distance in which citizens in a nation attempt to control their own impulses and desires. In heavily indulgent nations, the citizens put a huge emphasis on gratifying their own desires in order to have fun and relax (Sun, Yoo, Park & Hayati, 2019, p. 86). In this last cultural dimension both the United States and Chile scored a 68 (Hofstede Insights). These numbers show that the people of both nations have a strong desire to indulge themselves at times. These scores are more in line with Great Britain and Canada than with the countries of East Asia. What are the implications for US businesses that wish to conduct business in Chile? After carefully examining the Chilean and United States cultures through the Hofstede Cultural Dimensions, many implications and assumptions can be devised from the information. The countries had similar or the same numbers on two of the cultural dimensions: Long Term Orientation and Indulgence. Having similar numbers on two of the cultural dimensions shows some common values and beliefs in Chile and the United States culturally. Both countries show an interest in personal stability and happiness and a desire to indulge one’s self from time to time.
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GLOBAL BUSINESS CULTURAL ANALYSIS: CHILE 23 The cultural differences are found in the other four Hofstede cultural dimensions: the Power Distance Index, Individualism versus Collectivism, Masculinity versus Femininity, and the Uncertainty Avoidance Index. This suggests there will definitely be some learning curves which must be overcome culturally. Individualism versus Collectivism had the largest gap with Chile only scoring a 23 and the United States scoring a 91. This area will probably be the most difficult cultural aspect for people from the United States to adjust to in business transactions with Chile. The United States has a culture in which the philosophy “every man for himself” could not be truer. Nobody will watch out for someone else more than they will for themselves in most situations in the United States. Self-achievement is also very important in the work force culture of the United States unlike that of Chile where it is not important to “flaunt” achievements so that everyone can see what you have done in your career or life. Chile also has
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