Learning Objectives

  • Describe the original Hofstede dimensions.
  • Describe the two dimensions Hofstede added later.
  • Identify countries considered on the extremes of each of the Hofstede dimensions.
  • Describe the communication practices associated with each Hofstede dimension.
  • Discuss whether environmental sustainability is a legitimate dimension of culture independent of the Hofstede dimensions.
  • Use the Hofstede dimensions to describe Japanese culture.