The Cultural Relativity of the Quality of Life Concept

@article{Hofstede1984TheCR,
  title={The Cultural Relativity of the Quality of Life Concept},
  author={Geert Hofstede},
  journal={Academy of Management Review},
  year={1984},
  volume={9},
  pages={389-398}
}
  • G. Hofstede
  • Published 1 July 1984
  • Sociology
  • Academy of Management Review
Research data on dominant work-related values patterns in 53 countries and regions are used to suggest how definitions of the quality of life are affected by national culture patterns. 

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