Cultural Dimensions in People Management, The Socialization Perspective, Geert Hofstede
- The importance of a multicultural management
- The socialization process
- The results of three quantitative research projects
- Three dimensions and three main problems in social relationship in each society
Geert Hofstede (born 1928) is a Dutch writer on the interactions between national and organizational cultures. He wrote several books including Culture's Consequences and Cultures and Organizations, Software of the Mind. He has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering and a doctorate in Social Psychology. He published studies about employee attitude in the eighties. Firstly Geert Hofstede explains the importance of a multicultural management. He wants to demonstrate, with the results of his studies, the extent to which culture affects our thinking, feeling and acting, what is essential for the current managers, who work in multicultural firms.