Edited By Michael B. Hinner
Europe versus Asia: Truth versus Virtue
By Geert Hofstede
Geert Hofstede points out that science and technology are products of human culture as are values. Culture is, thus, used in two meanings. But most people are unaware of this difference. The one meaning of culture is essentially civilization and its products while there is also culture which refers to patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting that differ from one group of people to another.
Hofstede compared people working for the same multinational organization in the same job across more than fifty different countries. The author’s colleague Michael Bond compared psychology students in ten different East Asian countries using a combination of the Rokeach Values Survey and additional questions based on the Chinese Value Survey. Both Hofstede and Bond found that differences in the values of the respondents reflected four dimensions of national culture.
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