I’m working on a writing discussion question and need an explanation to help me learn.
In Chapter 4, Global Communications and Diversity, Peter Cardon identifies eight cultural dimensions.
- Individualism and Collectivism
- Egalitarianism and Hierarchy
- Performance Orientation
- Future Orientation
- Humane Orientation
- Uncertainty Avoidance
- Gender Egalitarianism
In the chapter, nations from around the world are assigned scores and rankings based on each of these dimensions. For your initial post, discuss the scores and rankings of a country other than the United States on at least two of the cultural dimensions. Which rankings were close to what you had expected, and which ones were surprises? Do you feel that these rankings on cultural dimensions provide useful information, or do they perpetuate cultural stereotypes?