High- considered a masculine society because -performance is highly valued even among young school aged children. Status is often shown by cars, watches, and technical devices. Long-term/Short-term Orientation Low- cultures of this nature are normative in their thinking. Egypt’s culture is strong on establishing the absolute truth. They exhibit great respect for tradition. Low- This culture is more normative than pragmatic. They exhibit great respect for traditions. They have a strong concern for establishing the truth. High- this country is considered a pragmatic society. They tend to adapt to traditions easily to changed conditions. They have a strong perseverance in achieving results, thriftiness, and a propensity to save and invest.
Part 2 : Given your descriptions, explain which country is most like the United States and which country is most unlike the United States. Answer: When considering the characteristics, I think that the United States is a country that considers everyone unique, yet social control ensures that most people will not deviate too much form the norm. With power distance if everyone is unique implies than we are not all equal. This type of inequality is endorsed by the followers just as much as the leaders. The power distance her is low. As far as uncertainty avoidance, the United states scores low in this area as well.
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