Interpreting Hofstede Model and GLOBE Model: Which Way to Go for Cross-Cultural Research?

Xiumei Shi, Jinying Wang


This study focuses on the comparison between the cultural dimensions of Hofstede Model and GLOBE (the
Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness) Model in data collection and countries (and
regions) participating in both Models, different dimensions and methodology and analysis conclusion. The two
models have similarities but still differ a lot. These differences in research design can cause different results
when the two dimensional models applied to different research fields. The authors choose to compare the two
cultural Models since both of them choose to measure cultural dimensions with scores. Finally a way forward in
the future research is suggested, and some issues for further research into this fundamental area of international
business are canvassed.

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