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
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
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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