THE INTERACTION BETWEEN NATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL VALUE SYSTEMS[1]

Authors


Dr. G. Hofstede, Institute for Research on Intercultural Cooperation, Velperweg 95, NL-6824 HH Arnhem, the Netherlands.

ABSTRACT

Organizations have prevalent value systems which are part of their organizational cultures. These value systems show a national component according to the nationality of the organization's founder(s) and dominant élite. Research data on national value systems in 53 countries and regions are used to suggest the kind of influence nationality is likely to have on organizational value systems, and what this means for the integration within an organization of persons and groups of different national origins.

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