Hofstede’s Model of National Cultural Differences and their Consequences: A Triumph of Faith - a Failure of Analysis

  title={Hofstede’s Model of National Cultural Differences and their Consequences: A Triumph of Faith - a Failure of Analysis},
  author={Brendan McSweeney},
  journal={Human Relations},
  pages={118 - 89}
  • B. McSweeney
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Sociology
  • Human Relations
Geert Hofstede’s legendary national culture research is critiqued. Crucial assumptions which underlie his claim to have uncovered the secrets of entire national cultures are described and challenged. The plausibility of systematically causal national cultures is questioned. 
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