Where does Luxembourg fit on Hofstede's cultural maps?

Where does Luxembourg fit on Hofstede's cultural maps?
Document type
Conference Paper
Author(s)
Schinzel, Ursula
Publisher
British Academy of Management
Date of publication
9 September 2014
Series
British Academy of Management Conference Proceedings 2014
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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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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