As said in a previous blog on this page, Gert Jan Hofstede will speak on numbers in HR in Helsinki on 27 October at a Finnish HR conference. This is not a new concern. In 1974, Guy Béart, the French master of light-footed clever songs, wrote ‘La Vénus mathématique’. The first verse goes like this: … Read more
This Thursday 8 November, Geert Hofstede is due to be awarded a Honorary Doctorate from the University of Economics in Prague. See http://pr.vse.cz/hofstede/english/about/ for details.
On Thursday 27 October, Gert Jan will speak at this conference in Helsinki. The topic is ‘Can we improve HRM (Human Resource Management) through numerical information?’ He will be cautious; numbers can do more harm than good. We need a purpose, and a company-wide perspective, first – and then, based on these, perhaps some numbers would … Read more
This Facebook page contains news about Geert Hofstede, as well as news around the work of Geert and Gert Jan, such as lectures, training, publications and other things that could be of interest to users of Hofstede’s ideas. Gert Jan maintains the page.
Gert Jan and partners are doing a study on negotiation across cultures, using the Lemon Car Game in which players buy or sell a second-hand car. We have got many hundreds of respondents but for a cross-cultural analysis we are looking for many more. You can become a research associate by bringing in a cohort … Read more
The recent translation into Italian of Cultures and Organizations 3rd edition was trimmed of some lengthy content. This gave the book more focus. Now, this slim edition will also appear in Dutch (Business Contact) and German (Beck). Expected in August 2016.