An Exploratory Study of Myanmar Culture Using Hofstede's Value Dimensions

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Charles A. Rarick

Purdue University Calumet

Inge Nickerson

Barry University - Andreas School of Business

Date Written: February 20, 2006

Abstract

This paper is an exploratory investigation into the cultural classification of Myanmar (Burmese) culture using the Hofstede-Bond typology. Myanmar was not included in the original or subsequent Hofstede studies, and no empirical data are found in the literature concerning the cultural classification of this country. The results indicate that Myanmar is a low power distance, highly feminine, moderately individualistic, high uncertainty avoidance culture with a moderate long-term orientation. The paper also addresses the similarities and differences between Myanmar and its Southeast Asian neighbors.

Keywords: Hofstede, Myanmar, Burma, culture

JEL Classification: M10

Suggested Citation

Rarick, Charles A. and Nickerson, Inge, An Exploratory Study of Myanmar Culture Using Hofstede's Value Dimensions (February 20, 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1114625 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1114625

Charles A. Rarick (Contact Author)

Purdue University Calumet ( email )

Hammond, IN 46323-2094
United States

Inge Nickerson

Barry University - Andreas School of Business ( email )

11300 Northeast Second Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695
United States

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