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Global Table Assignment


Global Table Assignment

This assignment allows you to demonstrate mastery of course outcome:
1. analyze the different cultures and worldviews that inform human
thinking and actions, and respond constructively to human and
global differences in workplaces, communities, and organizations
Create a table that compares two societal cultures on the nine dimensions
of culture identified by the GLOBE project. Depending on the countries
you choose, you may need to do more research. Your table should have
three columns, one with the nine dimensions, one with the first country,
and one with the second country. Your table should include the scores and
an explanation of what the scores mean.
Following is an example of comparing one dimension between Germany
and China:
Dimension Germany China

 GLOBE scores: West
4.55 & East 4.73
 Highest 25% GLOBE
 Work relationships are
to the point and strict

 GLOBE score: 3.76
 Moderate range score
 Indirect approach to

Background and Summary of GLOBE
The Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania was the
home of the GLOBE Research Project, which investigated variations in
business leadership worldwide.  GLOBE comprised 170 researchers in 62
societies over 11 years.  The research team’s stated objective was…
To determine the extent to which the practices and values of business
leadership are universal (i.e., are similar globally), and the extent to
which they are specific to just a few societies.

The team is attained this objective.  GLOBE’s findings present to us all a
breakthrough in our ability to think about business leadership in a way
that is accurate, action-oriented, and – most importantly – genuinely global.
Any organization that devotes resources to developing global leaders
now has within its grasp the data and the guideposts to accomplish this
critical goal.  It's now possible with unprecedented confidence to assess,
develop, and measure top leadership talent in a way that captures the
full meaning of “global.”
The first report from the GLOBE team was an 818-page book by R.J.
House et al., Culture, Leadership, and Organizations,  published by Sage in
2004; this précis addresses the 2004 publication only.  A second report of
the GLOBE team was published in 2007 (note).  A third report is in press.
The other three articles at (total 8,500 words)
provide all those responsible for leadership development with an
overview and interpretation of the findings reported in 2004.
The first question addressed by the team was which measurement
standards (“independent variables”) to use to be precise about the
similarities and differences among various societal and organizational
cultures. Their efforts yielded nine “cultural dimensions” that serve as
their standard of measurement.
Performance Orientation Uncertainty Avoidance Humane Orientation
Institutional Collectivism In-Group Collectivism Assertiveness
Gender Egalitarianism Future Orientation Power Distance