In Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements in
Master of Collaboration by Tom Lester
Aside from ‘individualism’ and ‘uncertainty avoidance’, the other dimensions in Geert Hofstede’s cultural dimensions include the ‘Power Distance Index’ (PDI), masculinity or femininity (MAS), orientation, which could be long term or short term, and indulgence or restraint. The scores of Germany, Japan, the UK, and USA under these four dimensions will also affect their collaborations. Table 1 below illustrates the scores of each country for the remaining four dimensions.
In terms of masculinity versus femininity – masculinity refers to strong characteristics such as competition and assertiveness while femininity refers to soft characteristics such Continue reading...