Geert Hofstede | Defined Corporate Culture
I've been interested in Hofstede's work since B-school, back in the early second millennia, and at one time considered publishing using his country characteristics as predictors for economic and social welfare outcomes. Nowadays, I use the results of his analyses frequently in small R programming demonstrations.
He's an interesting researcher, who's done important work, as The Economist article describes
The man who put corporate culture on the map—almost literally—Geert Hofstede (born 1928) defined culture along five different dimensions. Each of these he measured for a large number of countries, and then made cross-country comparisons. In the age of globalisation, these have been used extensively by managers trying to understand the differences between workforces in different environments.
The Economist article
give a fuller picture of Geert Hofstede
, and anyone interested in reading one of his works might enjoy Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind, Third Edition
. An interesting dive into Geert's research and its implication, with a fairly high reader score.
As for sampling of analyses I've posted using Hofstede's cultural dimensions: