Individualism-collectivism in Hofstede and GLOBE

Venaik, Sunil and Brewer, Paul (2010). Individualism-collectivism in Hofstede and GLOBE. In: Tatiana Kostova and Tunga Kiyak, Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. 2010 Academy of International Business: "International Business in Tough Times", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (137-137). 25-29 June 2010.


Author Venaik, Sunil
Brewer, Paul
Title of paper Individualism-collectivism in Hofstede and GLOBE
Conference name 2010 Academy of International Business: "International Business in Tough Times"
Conference location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Conference dates 25-29 June 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business
Place of Publication East Lansing, MI, USA
Publisher Academy of International Business
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Published abstract
ISSN 2078-0435
Editor Tatiana Kostova
Tunga Kiyak
Start page 137
End page 137
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper examines the Individualism-Collectivism (I-C) dimension of national culture in the Hofstede and GLOBE models. We identify major contradictions within and between the two culture models, which result in contradictory relationships with external variables such as economic prosperity. We critically evaluate the content validity of the items used to measure this construct in both models. Based on our analysis, we suggest that Hofstede’s individualism-collectivism index be relabelled as Self-orientation versus Work-orientation, GLOBE’s Institutional Collectivism as Organizational Collectivism, and GLOBE’s In-group Collectivism as Family Collectivism. We demonstrate how the proposed alternative conceptualizations of the Individualism-Collectivism dimensions in both Hofstede and GLOBE models can help reconcile the anomalous relationships between these two models of national culture, and between their dimension scores and other external variables of interest to researchers, such as economic prosperity.
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Institutional Status UQ

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