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Globe Cultural Dimensions Comparison

Using the Hofstede or Globe cultural dimensions of the country, compare it to the USA or another country that you know.

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The Hofstede, or global cultural dimensions of China are very interesting indeed, and give us a great indication as to the actual lifestyle and conditions that individuals of this country are subject to. The power distance ranking of China is much higher than most nations of the world (80), and is particularly higher than its surrounding Asian neighbors (60). The power distance ranking of China gives us a very insightful understanding of the tremendously high level of inequality in wealth distribution within this nation. In essence, the power distance index gives us information as to the great degree by which the people of China accept the on equality and wealth distribution, as well as the expectation that wealth distribution will be distributed unequally. It appears that the Chinese culture has ingrained belief within its citizens, that inequality wealth distribution is a naturally occurring circumstance based on hierarchy in which the society has been based upon for thousands of years. Even though modern China is a communist state, many of the ancient teachings and been passed down from generation to generation, and are a formative part of the Chinese subconscious. It is this acceptance of the inequality in wealth distribution, that has prevented changes in the inequalities of wealth within this nation, and there is little indication that there would be much change in the near future. (Cultures and Organizations, Software of the Mind, Greet Hofstede)

China's IDV ranking, or individualism ranking, is very low at 20, which can be most aptly attributed to the strong socialist aspects of the Communists ideology that is practiced and endorsed by the government of this country. There was little resistance to this communist regime, which makes it very unlikely that there will be much change in regards to individualized thinking within this country. In essence, the Chinese society is based on the collective system in which individual thought and action is frowned upon, unless this thought and action is sanctioned by the government. In addition, it can be downright dangerous for individuals to make any indication that they plan to engage in ideology and or activities that are outside the realm of the communist methodology in ideology. The Chinese collective ideology is formulated and instilled within individuals at the family level, due to the fact that there are very strong familiar ties within this nation, which often results in a great number of extended family that works together as a cohesive team in order to survive and prosper. This ideology is further enhanced and expanded upon, by the government is doing within the people a strong familial like national pride, in which individuals than the nation are taught to function as one big national family, in the of a group of individuals. This group thinking also results in a greater degree of loyalty for the extended family, as well as on a national level. (Culture's Consequences, Geert Hofstede)

Masculinity or (Mas) index of approximately 50 demonstrates that there is very little difference between the values of the men within Chinese society and the women within the society. This is largely due to the fact that Chinese society has been ...

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