Gert Jan to speak in Vienna on ‘Dark side of culture’

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 on ‘Culture, a wall or a curtain?’ in Japan

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

Geert Hofstede to receive yet another Honorary Doctorate

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.

A song to Gert Jan’s lecture on numbers in HR

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

Gert Jan Hofstede on HRM and numerical information

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

Facebook page for Geert Hofstede

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.

Looking for researchers with Lemon Car Game

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