The Cultural Relativity of Organizational Practices and Theories

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Geert Hofstede

Independent

Date Written: June 1983

Abstract

This paper summarizes the author's recently published findings about differences in people's work-related values among 50 countries. In view of these differences, ethnocentric management theories (those based on the value system of one particular country) have become untenable. This concept is illustrated for the fields of leadership, organization, and motivation.

Suggested Citation

Hofstede, Geert, The Cultural Relativity of Organizational Practices and Theories (June 1983). Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 75-89, 1983. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1782604 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8490867

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