Just wondering if you can help me strugiling with my cross cultural management essay.
I am comparing the UK to China. I am trying to apply the KLUCKHOHN AND STRODTBECK orientations. Please let me know what you think if you have any different views. Thanks
RANGE OF VARIATIONS
What is the nature of people?
people are inherently good, evil or a mixture of good and evil
I have said UK and China are both a mixture of good and evil.
What is the person’s relationship to nature?
Dominant / In harmony / Subjugation
I have said UK are Dominant and China are Subjugation.
What is the person’s
relationship to other people?
- greatest concern/responsibility is with one’s
- self & immediate family= individualist,
- for one’s own group = collateral
- or for one’s groups = hierarchical
UK greatest concern/responsibility is with one’s
- self & immediate family= individualist
China for one’s own group = collateral
What is the nature of human activity?
Doing / Being / Containing
UK Being, China Doing
What is the time focus of
Future / Present / Past
UK Present, China Future
What is the conception of space?
Private / Public / Mixed.
UK Mixed, China Public
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