Are Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions still Valid?

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Ilonka Sargent, Bahamas

Are Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions still Valid?

Hofstede cultural dimensions are over 30 years old. Are they still valid.. that can be questioned.


Henri de Jongste, Germany

Current Validity of Cultural Dimensions Model

Dear Ilonka, To my mind the standard answer would be that cultural core values are slow to change, so in that respect the answer is yes. On the other hand, the dimensions are no more than a necessarily coarse framework that can only indicate general preferences, as Hofstede says himself. In that respect it may be that stronger claims are sometimes made than are warranted by the master himself.

Eleazar Guillen Valle, Mexico

Cultural Dimensions are still valid

The five dimensions of Hofstede are still valid even though the idea was developed more than 30 years ago.
But, one thing is for sure: cultures are constantly changing and a country that had a certain score or classification on any of the cultural dimensions may not be in that spot anymore.
And: other dimensions might have to be added now that we have a better understanding of the issue. Conculsion: the basic framework is excellent to study culture, but knowing that we have to update the classifications of countries from time to time.

Jim Mumper, Sweden

Cultural Dimensions Still Useful, but Needs Complemetary Models

In reality, these cultural dimensions ARE 30 years old and much has emerged in the field of intercul... Sign up

Cindy Lanphear, United States

More Recent Models Than Hofstede

If Hofstede's model is too old for contemporary analysis, which model should we be using for nationa... Sign up

Fernando Lanzer
Management Consultant, Netherlands

Hofstede Model is Still the Best to Analyze Culture Differences

@Cindy Lanphear: Hofstede's model is still the best model to look at culture differences. The resea... Sign up

Radya Radi
Professor, Morocco

Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions are still Relevant

Translated by Editor I believe that the cultural dimensions of Hofstede are still relevant, ... Sign up

Fernando Lanzer
Management Consultant, Netherlands

6th Dimension in Hofstede's Model of Culture Dimensions

@Radya Radi: I meant the new edition of Hofstede's "Culture and organizations" which includes new re... Sign up

KC Lim, Malaysia

Are Hofstede's Dimensions Still Valid?

I have just posted briefly on these with reference to understanding Chinese culture. I am ethnically... Sign up


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