They show a great respect for traditions and very little propensity for saving for the future, instead focusing on achieving quick results.
Comparison to the United States After studying the comparisons between these three countries it is important to compare them once more to one’s current societal situation to ascertain where cultural differences and similarities lie. In terms of the dimensions outlined above the United States scores low on PDI, uncertainty avoidance, and long-term orientation, and high on individualism and masculinity. With these factors taken into consideration, Norway is most like the United States. They also score low on PDI and long-term orientation, high on individualism, and are right in the middle when it comes to uncertainty avoidance. The key difference between the two nations is that the United States is a far more masculine culture than that of Norway. The country that is least like the United States is United Arab Emirates. UAE’s scores are almost the opposite of the United States with high PDI and uncertainty avoidance, and low individualism, with their masculinity coming in middle of the board. At this time there is no score on long-term orientation for UAE as it is a relatively new nation.
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