China - Geert Hofstede

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4/22/13 China - Geert Hofstede THE HOFSTEDE CENTRE (index.php) GET CERTIFIED Select a Country United States in Intercultural Management and (/certification- Culture by Organisational courses.html) in comparison with the below China THE HOFSTEDE CENTRE (thehofstede-centre.html) 118 80 91 GEERT HOFSTEDE (geerthofstede.html) NATIONAL CULTURE (nationalculture.html) 66 DIMENSIONS (dimensions.html) 62 30 46 29 40 COUNTRIES (countries.html) APPLICATIONS (applications.html) 20 COURSES (interculturalmanagement-courses.html) PDI IDV China MAS UAI LTO United States ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE (organisational-culture.html) EVENTS AND COURSES (eventscourses.html) FAQ (faq.html)…show more content…
Uncertainty avoidance The dimension Uncertainty Avoidance has to do with the way that a society deals with the fact that the future can never be known: should we try to control the future or just let it happen? This ambiguity brings with it anxiety and different cultures have learnt to deal with this anxiety in different ways. The extent to which the members of a culture feel threatened by ambiguous or unknown situations and have created beliefs and institutions that try to avoid these is reflected in the UAI score. At 30 China has a low score on uncertainty avoidance. Truth may be relative though in the immediate social circles there is concern for Truth with a capital T and rules (but not necessarily laws) abound. None the less, adherence to laws and rules may be flexible to suit the actual situation and pragmatism is a fact of life. The Chinese are comfortable with ambiguity; the Chinese language is full of ambiguous meanings that can be difficult for Western people to follow. Chinese are adaptable and entrepreneurial. At the time of writing the majority (70% -80%) of Chinese businesses tend to be small to medium sized and family owned. Long term orientation The long term orientation dimension is closely related to the teachings of Confucius and can be interpreted as dealing with society’s search for virtue, the extent to which a society shows a pragmatic future-oriented perspective rather than a conventional historical short-term point of view. With a
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