Brazil And China Ranked Gender Egalitarianism

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of the countries placed a high value in this area (Appendix A). This means that none of the countries hold an extreme belief that people are of the same value regardless of their gender (Javidan, 2006, p.70). The US, France, Brazil and China ranked gender egalitarianism as moderately important (Appendix A). Egypt placed a low value on gender egalitarianism because they believe that men and women are different and should be valued and treated according to these differences (Javidan, 2006, p. 70). The US executive would be most effective to lead each country according to the distinct value placed on gender egalitarianism. 8. Power distance is the value placed on hierarchies within culture and business (Javidan, 2006, p.70). Countries with a high power distance may be caste societies and are reflective of “unequal power distribution within” (Javidan, 2006, p. 70). Those which place a low value on power distance do not believe that power distributed to the top of the hierarchy is essential or beneficial (Javidan, 2006, p.70). All five countries ranked power distance as moderately important reflecting their belief that power distance is of median impotence to leadership effectiveness (Appendix A). Even though this characteristic is equally valued in all five countries the leader cannot use the same approach to power distance everywhere. This is because power distance may be defined differently in each country. Thus the American will still need to develop this characteristic
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