Food Safety is an issue of great importance to industry and consumers worldwide. The annual Global food Safety Conference travels the world, catering for industry and other stakeholders. Last week the 2017 edition took place in Houston, with 1200 delegates attending. Gert Jan held an invited keynote on Food Safety Culture. He argued that the … Read more
VSM 2013: 18 translations as a shared resource for researchers The VSM 2013 is being translated by researchers into the languages they need. Usually they do this painstakingly with back-translations. If researchers send us their version, we put it on the site for others to use. Today, the following languages are available: Arabic, Bosnian, Brazil, … Read more
Cultures & Organizations 3rd ed to be translated into German Finally, Beck publishers is about to translate Cultures and Organizations 3rd edition into German. Lokales Denken, globales Handlen, is the name in German. This is the edition with three authors: Geert Hofstede, Gert Jan Hofstede and Michael Minkov. It is also the one with six … Read more
Leadership talk from the trenches of a multinational In the first decade of this century, Gert Jan met consultant Rebecca Dooley. She was involved in a massive exercise in a multinational. She flew around the world assembling the employees, of all management levels, in focus groups. These focus groups defined ‘leaderhip excellence’. This involved sessions in … Read more
Gert Jan Hofstede will speak at the Christmas event of Sietar Austria. With perhaps a slight Freudian touch, his topic will be ‘The dark side of culture’. The lecture will take place Friday 25 November in Vienna. You can read more at the Sietar Austria site here.
Gert Jan Hofstede spoke at a cross-cultural management conference ‘the culture factor‘ in Japan. It was organised by itim Japan in collaboration with CicomBrains. Gert Jan delivered a keynote on the them ‘Culture, a wall or a curtain?’ (pdf). It played on the symbolic difference between these two words. Japanese are known to have used the word … Read more
On 21 October 2016, Geert Hofstede is to receive a Honorary Doctorate from Galati University in Romania. You can read more about is at this site. If your Romanian is substandard, you can first change the language to English.
On October 26, Gert Jan Hofstede will deliver a keynote speech at the 2016 Harmonization conference of FSSC 22002 in Amsterdam. See the conference site for more information or for registering. The speech will be about culture, food safety, and compliance.
On 6 October – last week- Geert Hofstede received a honorary doctorate in Prague, as announced here in a previous blog. On this page you can find his speech, ppt, and pictures. Note the colourful mix of professorial robes!
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