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The copyright and translation rights for Geert's books, with or without co-authors, and nearly all of Geert's articles reside with Geert Hofstede BV, a company under Dutch law. Consultancies ODE and Hofstede Insights (brand of itim international; see partners) are licenced. All others wishing to use Hofstede's work for commercial purposes must ask permission. All permission requests should be addressed to Geert Hofstede BV via (in case of problems: They will normally be answered within two weeks. The rights for Gert Jan's book "Exploring Cultures" reside with him.

No permission can be given to print material published on websites. Authorized original sources from which permission can be given are:

  • Geert Hofstede, "Culture's Consequences: Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions and Organizations Across Nations", Second Edition. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, 2001, ISBN 0-8039-7323-3.
  • Geert Hofstede and Gert Jan Hofstede, "Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind". Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill USA, 2005, ISBN 0-07-143959-5.
  • Geert Hofstede,  Gert Jan Hofstede and Michael Minkov, "Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind". Revised and Expanded 3rdEdition. New York: McGraw-Hill USA, 2010, ISBN 0-07-xxxxxx-x.
  • For languages other than English, translations of these books.

Geert's research data and his questionnaires are free to use for research purposes. Please note that prior reading of Geert's work is a must for adequate use.