The international bestseller on managing cross-cultural workforces
expanded and updated!
Named one of the top 20 most influential business thinkers of 2008
by The Wall Street Journal , business anthropologist Geert Hofstede
has fully updated his classic work on groupthink.
Since its original publication in 1991, Cultures and Organizations
has been helping business leaders understand how people think as
members of a group which dramatically increases managers
effectiveness leading and developing cross-cultural workforces.
This groundbreaking work reveals:
The unexamined rules behind the thoughts and emotions of people of
Ways in which cultures differ in the areas of
collectivism/individualism, assertiveness/modesty, tolerance for
ambiguity, and deferment of gratification
How organizational cultures differ from national cultures, and how
they can be managed
New material in this expanded third edition includes the latest
data from the author s ongoing field research and new insight into
how cultural factors contributed to the current economic
Cultures and Organizations offers managers practical solutions for
solving conflict between different groups and turning cultural
differences to their advantage.