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The GLOBE debate: Back to relevance

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  • Geert Hofstede

    (Emeritus, Universiteit Maastricht, Velp, the Netherlands)

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    This is a critical summary review of the debate about the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) study in JIBS and other journals between November 2006 and the present issue. Several contributors did not realize that GLOBE used three essential constructs taken from my publications in a sense entirely different from mine: values, practices, and organizational culture. Not recognizing the ensuing confusion, they had no answer for the question in my 2006 review: what did GLOBE really measure? If you do not know what you are talking about, you can continue arguing for ever. Beyond the fuzziness of what is measured, the debate leaves us with an even more fundamental question: what is the use of the GLOBE dimensions?

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    Article provided by Palgrave Macmillan in its journal Journal of International Business Studies.

    Volume (Year): 41 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 8 (October)
    Pages: 1339-1346

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    1. Schmidt, Frank L. & Oh, In-Sue, 2013. "Methods for second order meta-analysis and illustrative applications," Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Elsevier, vol. 121(2), pages 204-218.
    2. Černe, Matej & Jaklič, Marko & Škerlavaj, Miha, 2013. "Decoupling management and technological innovations: Resolving the individualism–collectivism controversy," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, vol. 19(2), pages 103-117.
    3. David Ralston & Carolyn Egri & Emmanuelle Reynaud & Narasimhan Srinivasan & Olivier Furrer & David Brock & Ruth Alas & Florian Wangenheim & Fidel Darder & Christine Kuo & Vojko Potocan & Audra Mockait, 2011. "A Twenty-First Century Assessment of Values Across the Global Workforce," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 104(1), pages 1-31, November.

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