A Macat Analysis of Geert Hofstede's Culture's Consequences: Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions, and Organizations Across Nations
- Narrated by: Macat.com
- Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 30-05-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Macat International Limited.
Besides collecting an extraordinary volume of material, Hofstede introduced an innovative framework for analyzing data; identifying patterns he called "dimensions". This allowed him to plot the values of different cultures accurately - a far cry from earlier, highly subjective studies of "national character". But Hofstede went further. He identified dimensions in the cultures of organizations that were not based on values, but rather on practices - practices that those organizations could change to fit the values of the employees. Hofstede's methodology is still enormously relevant today, not just in management and anthropology, but also in all areas where cross-cultural studies intersect with human life.
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By Pascal125 on 12-06-16
Does not contain a summary of the hypotheses
I thought this audio book would provide me with a more extensive summary of the basic hypotheses of its subject. Instead, each cultural dimension is only summed up in a single phrase.
Also, the book is hard to listen to, very repetitive and formalised.
I should point out that the criticism is with respect to my own subjective expectations. There is no description text for the book that actually makes any claims about living up to these expectations. Readers only looking for information on the significance of this book for various sciences will surely have their expectations met.
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By D on 19-02-17
great. wealth of information.
great for work, home, and social life. wonderful information to assist you in understanding the world.