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Author Hofstede, Geert.

Title Cultures and organizations : software of the mind / Geert Hofstede.

Published New York : McGraw-Hill, c1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  306 HOFS    AVAILABLE
 UniM Giblin Eunson  306 HOFS    AVAILABLE
 UniM Giblin Eunson  306 HOFS    AVAILABLE
 UniM Giblin Eunson  306 HOFS    AVAILABLE
Edition [Rev. ed.]
Physical description xii, 279 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 264-269) and indexes.
Contents 1. Levels of culture -- 2. More equal than others -- 3. I, we, and they -- 4. He, she, and (s)he -- 5. What is different, is dangerous -- 6. Pyramids, machines, markets, and families -- 7. Virtue versus Truth -- 8. From fad to management tool -- 9. Intercultural encounters -- 10. Surviving in a multicultural world -- Appendix. Reading mental programs.
Summary Now for the first time in paperback, Geert Hofstede's classic study of the "software of the mind" helps us look at how we think - and also at how we fail to think as members of groups. Drawing on decades of rigorous research, the author reveals the unexamined rules by which we live and work together. Melding unswerving intellectual courage and hard social, cultural, and organizational research, Hofstede shapes a sobering picture of a world perilously lacking in self-knowledge - unaware of serious differences between the groups that populate our planet and appallingly oblivious to the hidden "programs" that govern the behavior of cultures in a time of skyrocketing global contact. But culture shock - whether the shocking contact is between an individual and a new country, between organizations, between the sexes, or between opposing diplomats - can be turned to our advantage, Hofstede says - if we understand it. And understanding is what this work is all about.
Subject Intercultural communication.
Organization -- Research.
International cooperation.
National characteristics.
ISBN 0070293074
0006377408 (pbk.)