National Business Cultures

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According to Geert Hofstede1, Taiwan culture described as having a philosophical similarity to the Buddhist and Shinto societies. These countries have the closest correlation with Hofstede's Uncertainty Avoidance Index (UAI). This is the same correlation that the most of the Catholic countries have displayed.


During causal activities the women prefer to display modest dress. The appearances of the youth are both neat and clean. The youth find it unethical to touch another person's shoulders. Winking is taboo in any situation. It is also unethical to touch a child's head because children are held in high respect in Taiwan. Another characteristic of the Taiwan culture is that the feet should not be used for pointing because it is classified as dirty.
HOFSTEDE- Finland, According to Hofstede, the Hofstede scores of Finland shows that It is low Powered, above average uncertainty avoidance, average masculinity and very low long term orientation2. Power distance measures how well the low power cultures like Finland feel and act when they fact high power cultures. The Hofstede analysis shows that the low power cultures easily accept the high powered cultures. The less powerful members of a culture can easily accept the unequal distribution of power.
The Arabic-speaking nations, Latin America, Russia, and nearly all of Asia (especially India and China) are high in power distance. Most of Europe, Canada, Australia and Israel are low in power distance. Japan and Mediterranean-Europe fall in the middle range. In a culture of high power distance, it's okay for a department head to display his authority because most superiors rarely give their subordinates important work
And if anything goes wrong, the subordi ...
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