Category Archives: General cultural tools

In this section you can find a general description of cultural models and tools. This section does not deal with Japan as such, but the tools presented here will be used in some of the articles later.

Introducing Hofstede’s Five Dimensions

Based initially on the research of Geert Hofstede, conducted between 1967 and 1978, Hofstede’s five dimensions (originally four dimensions) remains the most widely used model for assessing national cultures. It seeks to classify each culture along five dimensions by providing a value (from 0 to 100) for each dimension, which can be used to directly compare one culture to another. Continue reading