Critical Review of Globe Framework for Assessing National Cultures

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A critical review of
Javidan, M., Dorfman, P.W., Sully de luque, M., House, R.J., (2006). ‘IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: Cross Cultural Lessons in Leadership from Project GLOBE.’ Academic of Management perspectives, February, pp 67-90

Introduction
Global leadership have been seen as a way forward for multi-national organisations, however, the information gathered about different cultural context of countries has been helpful, even it has not been practically and theoretically use to lead in an overseas. Meanwhile, the outcome from the GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organisational Behaviour Effectiveness) research project voice out reliable information for global leadership differences, using a
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GLOBE is refer to as a multi-phase , multi-process program in which investigators spanning the world are examine the cross-relationships connecting societal culture, organisational leadership and culture. However, three key interests of GLOBE constructs include organisational practices, culture, value and leadership. The GLOBE definition of culture that can apply in both the organisational and societal analysis took place in August 1994, after a review that, there is no universally accepted ‘upon definition of culture among social scientist’ (Chhokar et al 2007:pp3).

The definition of culture according to project GLOBE was theoretically defined as, ‘shared motives, values, beliefs, identities and interpretations or meaning of significant events that result from common experiences of members of collectives that are transmitted across generations’’(house et al., 2004:15). This definition was accord to triandis (2004), triandis further review that, the definition of culture is also, accord with anthropologists’ such as the contribution of Redfield 1948, who defines culture as mutual ‘understandings made manifest in act and artefact’(p. vii). Culture as part of the GLOBE, was measured on the basis of both the cultural-practices and cultural values perspectives, which have not been investigated differently and concurrently in prior cross-cultural studies

Similarities and differences of national