I am writing out a 500 word (references not included) response in relation to the article - "Leadership and culture in Mexico"(Jon P Howell et al, 2007 Journal of World Business)
I am attempting to identify and describe some of the general elements that were measured by the GLOBE study related to the article. I need assistence and different view point about these elements.
I also require assistance with how these elements would compare within EU countries?
Finally, I am expected to provide specific examples of how leadership practices in EU countries differ from that of Mexico.
I have outlined a response for you.
The elements used in the GLOBE study are based on the work of Hofstede. These elements define national cultural elements overall. One of the major complaints about Hofstede's work is that it generalizes the whole population, but as a starting point, this is a good measure.
Power Distance is the dimension describing the degree that people with less power in a society are willing to accept and expect power to be distributed unequally.
The people in societies with large power distance accept hierarchical order and a society in which every person has a place in the society and seldom moves up in the order. People need no reason for this power distance to exist.
In lower power distance, people attempt to distribute power and wealth more equally and expect to be given reasons for inequalities of power.
For Individualism, the society is a social framework of individuals, all of whom are expected to take care of themselves and their ...
The differences in leadership and cultures between countries are determined.