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Performance Management: Putting Research into Action by James W. Smither

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Cultural Dimensions and Implications

Project Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness Research Program (GLOBE) was a ten-year research program headed by Bob House and colleagues (House, Hanges, Javidan, Dorfman, & Gupta, 2004). The overall goal of the project was to increase the understanding of different cultures and thereby improve cross-cultural interactions. Data were gathered across sixty-two societies reflecting the responses of over seventeen thousand managers from more than 950 different organizations around the world. Although much of the GLOBE project was focused on issues of cross-cultural leadership, there was also a comparison of different societies on a standard set of cultural attributes. Each of these dimensions ...

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