International Management and Managing Expectations

What is International Management? Checking the online encyclopedia Wikipedia does not give an answer (the page does not exist!). Still, in Cultural Awareness Training, it is a real important issue. How do you manage internationally and/or how do you manage the...

Why are men better than women?

This is of course not the opinion of the writer. So, let me be more specific and approach this title from a cultural perspective In certain countries, people prefer to have a son over a daughter. In two of these countries, India & China, the men outnumber women by...

Long Term Orientation Hofstede Examples

Long Term Orientation Hofstede Examples My previous post on the cultural dimension Long Term Orientation of Hofstede had a lot of comments. Mainly on Social media. Since the concept of this dimension is often quite confusing for Westerns, I’d like to share a...

What Is Long Term Orientation?

Let’s start with a definition of Long Term Orientation, so we’re all on the same page: “A national culture attribute that emphasizes the future, thrift and persistence.” It’s likely that you can find more definitions, but this one makes...
Diamonds are for the… Chinese!

Diamonds are for the… Chinese!

Amsterdam (NL) has been known as the Diamond capital of the world. Well, at least it used to be an important trading center for diamonds. Until a couple of years back. The market slumped: fewer and fewer people bought. Until recently. The world economy is getting...
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