Cultures and organizations: Software of the mind: Intercultural cooperation and its importance for survival

| August 25, 2011

Title: Cultures and organizations: Software of the mind: Intercultural cooperation and its importance for survival

Authors: Geert Hofsted, Gert Jan Hofstede, and Michale Minkov

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Call Number: HM1211 .H574 2010

From the Publisher:

The landmark study of cultural differences across 70 nations,Cultures and Organizations helps readers look at how they think—and how they fail to think—as members of groups.Based on decades of painstaking field research, this new edition features the latest scientific results published in Geert Hofstede’sscholarly work Culture’s Consequences, Second Edition. Original in thought and profoundly important, Cultures and Organizations offers vital knowledge and insight on issues that will shape the future of cultures and nations in a globalized world.

  • Reveals the “moral circles” from which national societies are built and the unexamined rules by which people think, feel, and act
  • Explores how national cultures differ in the areas of inequality, assertiveness versus modesty, and tolerance for ambiguity
  • Explains how organizational cultures differ from national cultures—and how they can be managed
  • Analyzes stereotyping, differences in language, cultural roots of the 2008 economic crisis, and other intercultural dynamics

About the Authors:

Geert Hofstede, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of Organizational Anthropology and International Management at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Gert Van Hofstede, Ph.D., is a biologist and professor of Information Systems at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and the son of Geert Hofstede.

Michael Minkov, Ph.D., is a lecturer at the International University College and at the University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski,” Sofia, Bulgaria.

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