Gert Jan speaks in Shanghai 29 & 30 Nov: Cleveringa & Seedlink

Gert Jan Hofstede will speak twice in Shanghai next week. Cleveringa Event 29 November On 29 November, Gert Jan will speal at the Dutch consulate. Alumni of Leiden University, Wageningen University and other Dutch universities are invited. More information, and registration:; select ‘Shanghai’ and register.  Gert Jan will speak under the title ‘Homo fabricatus’ or … Read more

Old and new Europeans:how to get along?

Are you in any way connected with contacts between old Europeans and immigrants? Foundation connect2us aims to help newcomers to Europe find their way. They offer materials such as cartoons and stories that help both older residents and newcomers understand issues around leadership, negotiation and communication. The training is available in English and Dutch. It … Read more

itim launches HofstedeInsights

itim, the Institute for Training in Intercultural Management based on the work of Geert Hofstede,  has just launched its new brand Hofstede Insights. The name symbolizes the fact that the consultancy is inspired by the insights offered by Geert Hofstede. The launch took place at a symbolic location: IBM, the Amsterdam office, where Geert first … Read more

Geert to speak at itim international’s CultureFactor conference 29 September 2017

This year’s itim international conference titled Conference Software of the Mind 2.0 – Cultural Diversity builds Innovation will take place in Amsterdam on 29 September 2017. the venue is…IBM Netherlands. Register here. Geert Hofstede will speak, linking the origins of his work, a large study at IBM in the nineteen sixties, with today’s application of it. … Read more

Gert Jan about crowd behaviour across cultures

The IMPACT project has investigated crowd behaviour in emergencies. It has a special focus on cross-cultural differences in crowd behaviour.  The project investigated a varied literature. Among many other outputs, it focuses on agent-based modelling of crowd behaviour, thus creating a virtual laboratory.  The IMPACT final event takes place in Rome on 21 September 2017. 

Gert Jan talks about modelling socio-technical systems

Recently Gert Jan’s group at Wageningen started a collaboration with North-West University (NWU) in Johannesburg, South Africa. He collaborates with them in creating agent-based models of socio-technical systems, for instance, about safety culture in industry. During a visit to NWU, Gert Jan was interviewed by Hermien Zaaiman.  Culture’s Causes You can hear him talk about his … Read more

Gert Jan to speak at LILA Summit Harvard

On June 6th 2017, Gert Jan will speak at the 11th Annual LILA Summit at Harvard. LILA ( is a research project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that convenes non-competing chief learning officers and chief innovation officers from 25 global organizations to push one another’s thinking and practices as they consider the future … Read more

Gert Jan speaks at Global Food Safety Conference

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 same … Read more