Geert Hofstede Essay

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Geert Hofstede From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gerard Hendrik Hofstede | Born | (1928-10-02) 2 October 1928 (age 85) | Nationality | Netherlands | Fields | Social psychology, Anthropology | Gerard Hendrik (Geert) Hofstede (born 2 October 1928 in Haarlem) is a Dutch social psychologist, former IBM employee, and Professor Emeritus of Organizational Anthropology and International Management at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, well-known for his pioneering research of cross-cultural groups and organizations. His most notable work has been in developing cultural dimensions theory. The five dimensions are; Power Distance, Individualism, Uncertainty avoidance, Masculinity, and Long Term Orientation. He is known with his books Culture's Consequences and Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind, co-authored with his son Gert Jan Hofstede.[1][2] Contents 1 Biography * 2 Work * 2.1 Early inspiration * 2.2 IBM research * 2.3 Research on National Cultures and Critiques * 2.4 Reception of his work * 3 Publications * 4 References * 5 External links Biography Born to Gerrit and Evertine G. (Veenhoven) Hofstede, Geert van Hofstede attended schools in The Hague and Apeldoorn, and received his high school diploma (Gymnasium Beta) in 1945 In 1953, Geert graduated from Delft Technical University with a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering. After working in the industry for ten years, Hofstede entered part-time doctoral study at Groningen University in The Netherlands, and received his PhD in social psychology cum laude in 1967 His thesis was titled “The Game of Budget Control.” Upon his graduation from Delft in 1953 , Hofsteded joined the Dutch military, working as a technical officer in the Dutch army and served for two years. Leaving the military. From 1955 to 1965 he had worked in the industry,

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