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Hofstede’s Analysis for Cultural Dimensions – Peru

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Ghassan Kurashi

on 1 December 2010

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Transcript of Hofstede’s Analysis for Cultural Dimensions – Peru

Geographic and demographic discription Hofstede cultural Dimension
Power distance Individualism Uncertainty Avoidance Long-term orientation Masculinity Peru By
Andie Samanaiego
Ben Mozier
Ghassan Kurashi
Gregory Dubois
Mohammed Al-Essa Population: 29.5 milions Located in the western area of South America. Total area is 1,285,216 km2 Curved up into 25 regions and 1 province GDP per capita income is approximately US$5,195. Economy grew to more than 4% per year between 2002 and 2006. The economic growth helped the country to curb national poverty rate by more than 15% since 2002. Intro 43rd largest population worldwide. Alan Garcia Perez is the currant president
Handshake and person's title proper introduction.

References very important.

It's all about the relationship. Businesses open from 6am-8pm.

Lunch hour 1 PM - 3 PM

Hierarchal organizational structure.

Spanish preferred language. Formal business attire.

Businesses are male dominated.

Appointment in advance, show up on time. Business practices in Peru comparison to USA both elect a president by majority vote of citizens
elected for 5 year period
must be native born and 35 years of age Choice of whether to vote or not maintain sense of culture though language, religion, food, and music.
50 % of people in Peru are indigenous, almost 40% of the population is mestizo.
dependent on raw materials and fisheries.
agriculturally based society.
importance on family and relationships. Similarities Differences Culture 81% of people in Peru are of Catholic beliefs, which was adopted from the Spanish conquest in the 16th century.
over 3,000 annual festivals honoring their religious beliefs Religion Cultural Democratic republic MultiParty system Respect for traditions, social and status obligations.
Small savings.
Little investment.
Quick results expected. Adaptation of traditions.
Respect for tradition and obligation within limits.
Thrift (sparing resources).
Large savings, investments.
Slow results expected. Short-term orientation Long-term orientation THANK YOU
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