8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
nice and simple,
This review is from: Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind, Third Edition (Paperback)
This is a good book if you're looking for an easy-to-use guide to inter-cultural working. Hofstede's research is the most well known, and probably the easiest to use, cultural framework but there are a number of issues you need to bear in mind if you're looking at this from an academic perspective. His research has been empirically challenged several times and there are sometimes deep flaws in his reasoning. A simple google search will bring up a number of scholarly articles criticising the framework. Overall, three stars because it's easy to read and straightforward but, from an academic perspective, there are deep flaws that aren't acknowledged.