Cultural Distance between China and US across GLOBE Model and Hofstede Model

SHI Xiumei, WANG Jinying


This study focuses on the comparison of cultural distance between China and US across GLOBE (the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness) Model and Hofstede Model. Research in the cultural distance between the two countries has always been a hot topic in international business field. This paper first gives a brief introduction of GLOBE Model and Hofstede Model, and compares the cultural distance between China and US from the 9 dimensions in GLOBE Model and the 5 dimensions in Hofstede Model, and then compares the different results yielded. Finally a way forward in the future research is suggested, and some issues for further research into this fundamental area of international business are canvassed.Key words: Cultural distance; GLOBE Model; Hofstede Model; China; US

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