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Hofstede’s Five dimensions of national culture

11 May, 2016 - 11:43

Geert Hofstede, a leading expert in cultural values classification, developed a model of five dimensions of natural culture that help to explain basic value differences in culture. The model distinguishes cultures according to the following five different dimensions:

  • Power distance
  • Individualism/collectivism
  • Masculinity/femininity
  • Uncertainty avoidance
  • Long-term orientation
Figure 14.6 Hofstede’s five cultural dimensions