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Changing cultural clusters: A research note. ACES Working Papers, August 2009

Shoham, Amir (2009) Changing cultural clusters: A research note. ACES Working Papers, August 2009. [Working Paper]

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    The purpose of this research note is to investigate the changing cultural clusters that emerged between the studies of Hofstede (1970s) and GLOBE (1990s) using similar measures and overlapping countries. Our study analyzes the world's cultural clusters using two seminal and comparable cultural classifications: Hofstede and GLOBE. Four common cultural dimensions are empirically examined: individualism, power distance, uncertainty avoidance, and masculinity. We use two leading methods from cluster analysis and display data in both dandrograms and pie chart forms showing the grouping of countries. Our results suggest diverging cultural typologies that transcend geography, language, and religion. Countries are engaged in selective cultural borrowing that leads to new and changing global cultural structures.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > culture policy
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    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
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    Series: Series > American Consortium on European Union Studies > ACES Working Papers
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2015 14:22
    Number of Pages: 28
    Last Modified: 08 Jan 2015 14:22

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