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    Web tool allows for cultural comparisons

    By Noreen Bowden | June 16, 2009

    An interesting tool for would-be migrants, expats and international business executives: Geert Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions tool, which is aimed at providing insight into other cultures¬† to enable better results. The tool allows the user to compare his or her home culture with the host culture on five dimensions:

    • Power Distance Index – measuring expectation of inequality.
    • Individualism – the degree to which individuals are integrated into groups
    • Masculinity – measuring role distribution
    • Uncertainty Avoidance Index – dealing with tolerance for uncertainty and ambiguity
    • Long-Term Orientation

    Visit the Geert Hofstede website.

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