Review of Study: McSweeney's 'Hofstede's Model of National Cultural Differences and Their Consequences: A Triumph of Faith, A Failure of Analyses'

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McSweeney, B. (2002) 'Hofstede's model of national cultural differences and their consequences: A triumph of faith a failure of analyses, Human Relations, 55, 1: 89-118 Name Institution Professor Course Date Introduction The research article by McSweeney (2002) ascertains that within every management disciplines, crucial literatures that presuppose that every nation holds its distinctive, describable and influential culture. According to McSweeney (2002), culture shapes every aspect of nature. The author discusses the foundation through which influential national culture exists. The article outlines Hofstede's assertions that he empirically identified manifold national cultures or disparities between such cultures through disputing five vital methodological assumptions he made. The article also puts into consideration the probability of a determinate link between uniform national establishments and national culture. McSweeney (2002) criticizes the methodology used by Hofstede. Methodologies are systems utilized by researchers in data collection and analysis. Methodology is concerned with the justification and option of research methods, and founded on the conclusions of the researcher. Moreover, methodology is important in the view that it depends on the beliefs and values of those involved in the process of research. Hofstede's Findings and Methodology Hofstede studies national culture as a specified regularity that modes common values. He adopt deterministic and

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