Where does Luxembourg fit on Hofstede's cultural maps?

Where does Luxembourg fit on Hofstede's cultural maps?
Document type
Conference Paper
Schinzel, Ursula
British Academy of Management
Date of publication
9 September 2014
British Academy of Management Conference Proceedings 2014
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Business and management
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[Author's original abstract]

Purpose: This research investigates the potential cultural shifts in Hofstede’s seven dimensions Individualism, Power Distance, Uncertainty Avoidance, Masculinity, Long-TerMaorientation, Indulgence, and Monumentalism of Luxembourg in comparison with France, Germany. The purpose is to find out where Luxembourg fits in on Hofstede’s cultural dimensions today. .Linguistic specificities are including.

Design: The design of the research is the replication of Hofstede’s study by using Hofstede’s methods: participant observation, interviews and original questionnaire, the values survey module VSM 2008.

Findings: This is the first time Hofstede’s studies are replicated entirely in Luxembourg, providing a full set of results for Hofstede’s cultural dimensions.

Research limitations: The comparatively small sample size constitutes a factor that threatens the generalisation of the findings.

Practical implications: Practical advice is offered to managers, of how to interpret Luxembourg’s culture to gain better cultural adjustment.

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