Date of Award

5-24-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Business Administration: Human Resources Management and University Honors

Department

Business Administration

First Advisor

Lihong Qian

Subjects

Geert Hofstede (1928- ) -- Criticism and interpretation, Small business -- Management -- Mexico, Small business -- Management -- United States, Small business -- Planning

DOI

10.15760/honors.736

Abstract

This thesis paper will consider cultural differences that lead to different processes to achieve workplace effectiveness using the Cultural Dimensions outlined by notable scholar, Geert Hofstede and use said findings to provide theoretical recommendations for my Capstone client. The literature review will highlight important themes that tend to occur in organizations of specific dimensions. In consideration of these themes, I will highlight the best business practices for small businesses. For comparison purposes, I will specifically focus on the United States and Mexico, where Company X has expressed interest in ultimately opening a high-end retail storefront, using research surrounding Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions. This literature review defines and refers to culture as Hofstede did, the collective programming of the mind that distinguishes one group from another (Hofstede, 2011).

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28869

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