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Comparing Japan And Canada

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Taking reference from Geert Hofstede, a comparative culture profile is made comparing Nissan (Japan) to other similar businesses in Canada. Individualism vs collectivism: This dimension deals with how personal goals are taken into consideration versus how goals of a group are taken into consideration. People in individualist societies take great inspiration from personal success while people collectivist societies work best with people who they know.
Comparing Japan to Canada, Japan scored a 46 meaning that they present theirself as a more collective society.This means that they put the opinion of a group in front of the an individual’s opinions.With a score of 80, Canada has set itself as an individualist society. Similar to its American
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Masculinity
When a country scores a high number in this category, this means that it categorized as a masculine society as opposed to countries scoring low numbers. This means that it is driven by competition,and desire for success. On the opposite, when a country has a low score, this means that the it is driven by caring for others is important as well as having a good quality of life.
With both of these countries scoring high numbers ( Japan 95, and Canada 52) , this means that they are both masculine societies driven by high competition, women are lesser found in management and they have a larger gender wage gap.(Hofstede (2001), Culture’s Consequences). One factor that separates Japan from Canada is that in a workplace, Japanese are highly motivated together as a group rather than working as individuals.

Uncertainty avoidance
This dimension deals explains how society prepares and deals against the unknown. In a country with a high uncertainty avoidance, people do not like change, thus rules are placed to avoid such situations. Countries with low uncertainty avoidance, people accept change, and more likely to take
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On the other hand, in Canada is more accepting when these situation occur; and thus work on adapting and moving on.This makes decision making
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