Cultural dimensions of strategy and policy

by Jiyul Kim

Publisher: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA

Written in English
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There has been a growing recognition in the post-Cold War era that culture has increasingly become a factor in determining the course of today"s complex and interconnected world. The U.S. experience in Afghanistan and Iraq extended this trend to national security and military operations. There is also a growing recognition by the national security community that culture is an important factor at the policy and strategy levels. Cultural proficiency at the policy and strategy levels means the ability to consider history, values, ideology, politics, religion, and other cultural dimensions and assess their potential effect on policy and strategy. The Analytical Cultural Framework for Strategy and Policy (ACFSP) is one systematic and analytical approach to the vital task of viewing the world through many lenses. The ACFSP identifies basic cultural dimensions that seem to be of fundamental importance in determining such behavior and thus are of importance in policy and strategy formulation and outcomes. These dimensions are (1) Identity, or the basis for defining identity and its linkage to interests; (2) Political Culture, or the structure of power and decisionmaking; and (3) Resilience, or the capacity or ability to resist, adapt or succumb to external forces. Identity is the most important, because it ultimately determines purpose, values and interests that form the foundation for policy and strategy to attain or preserve those interests.

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StatementJiyul Kim
SeriesLetort papers -- [no. 29], Letort papers -- [no. 29].
ContributionsArmy War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute
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LC ClassificationsU162 .K485 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 46 p. ;
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24477477M
ISBN 101584873892
ISBN 109781584873891
LC Control Number2009416356
OCLC/WorldCa352926593

that cultural dimensions as well as demographic factors had a partially moderated effect on user acceptance of e-learning. Overall, the proposed model achieves acceptable fit and explains for 68% of the British sample and 57% of the Lebanese sample of Cited by: 2. Understanding Cultural Dimension: Strategy for Globalisation Business The maritime industry is a kind of vast business, which usually develop into multinational business. This business will involve many people from other countries. Since, the ship moves from one to another country, communicating. The real cultural differences reach deep and wide beneath the surface where they have been nurtured from birth and where they are very hard to detect. People who research culture have determined that there are 10 dimensions of cultural value that are helpful when comparing one culture to another. Identity: Individualist vs. Collectivist. all US firms” [2]. Thus policy makers recognize the benefits and encourage multinational activity, both at home and abroad, through policy. An understanding of culture and its ties to trade and investment would be valuable information for policy makers as they determine potential File Size: 2MB.

  Hofstede’s cultural dimensions theory was derived by directing quantitative studies of workers to explain national cultural differences and their consequences. The Hofstede Centre defines culture as “the collective programming of the mind distinguishing members of one group or category of people from others” (Hofstede, “National Culture. For many the process of developing a strategic cultural plan is as important as the finished document, for the process builds community awareness, excitement, and involvement. An inclusive process that invites the participation of many people representing diverse constituencies and points of view paves the way for the plan to be adopted and. How Does an Organization's Culture Affect Its Strategic Plan?. A well-planned strategy can fall apart if you can't get employees to execute it properly. You may think you can simply order employees to comply, but much of their motivation and enthusiasm depends on the type of business culture .

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Cultural proficiency at the policy and strategic levels means the ability to consider history, values, ideology, politics, religion, and other cultural dimensions and assess their potential effect on policy and strategy. The Analytical Cultural Framework for Strategy and Policy (Acfsp) is one systematic and analytical approach to the vital task of viewing the world Cultural dimensions of strategy and policy book many by: 6.

These dimensions are (1) Identity, or the basis for defining identity and its linkage to interests; (2) Political Culture, or the structure of power and decisionmaking; and (3) Resilience, or the capacity or ability to resist, adapt or succumb to external forces.

The ACFSP identifies basic cultural dimensions that seem to be of fundamental importance in determining such behavior and thus are of importance in policy and strategy formulation and outcomes. These dimensions are (1) Identity, or the basis for defining identity and its linkage to interests; (2) Political Culture, or the structure of power and decisionmaking; and (3) Resilience, or the capacity or.

lytical Cultural Framework for Strategy and Policy (ACFSP) offers a systematic and analytical approach to the vital task of viewing the world through many lenses. The national security community is inter-ested in cultural features or dimensions that drive political and strategic action and behavior.

The ACFSP identifies basic cultural dimensions—identity, political. Cultural proficiency at the policy and strategy levels means the ability to consider history, values, ideology, politics, religion, and other cultural dimensions and assess their potential effect on policy and strategy.

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Cultural Dimensions In Management And Planning Geert Hofstede* ABSTRACT The nature of management skills is such that they are culturally specific: a management technique or philosophy that is appropriate in one national culture is not necessarily appropriate in another.

The paper describes the scope of (work-File Size: 3MB. dimensions of their organization’s culture in order to successfully implement the strategy, simultaneously urge them to lead the organization through flexible cultures.

Originality/value - The significant value of this research refers to its focus on typologies and dimensions of culture and strategy implementation whichFile Size: KB.

policy in his book Cultural development: experiences and policies, a seminal work in this field: “A policy is a system of ultimate aims, practical objectives and means, pursued by a group and applied by an authority. Cultural policies can be discerned in a trade union, a party, an educational movement, an.

influential books in this field written by Learned, Christensen, Andrews and Guth (): "Strategy is the pattern of objectives, purposes or goals and major policies and plans for achieving these goals, stated in such a way as to define what businesses the company is in File Size: 1MB.

MDGs, revealed the inadequacy of universal policies and approaches to development regardless of cultural context. The integration of culture into sustainable development strategies and policies advances a human-centred and inclusive approach to development, 6 MDG Achievement Fund – Culture and Development Window, funded by the Spanish Size: KB.

This policy has a number of advantages. First it enables the firm to make the best use of its human resources. Second and perhaps more important, a geocentric policy enable the firm to build a cadre of international executives' who feel at home working in a number of cultures.

It is helpful in building culture and informal management networks. organizational policies, strategies, practices and procedures. (iv) Cultural diversity creates difficulties for an organization when it wants to reach on a single agreement.

(v) Cultural diversity increases the complexity and problems in developing overall organizational Size: 39KB. • The cross-cultural manager has to face universal dilemmas, but the way they are resolved is culturally determined • Rather than the dimensions themselves, it is the concept of reconciliation which distinguishes the work of Trompenaars (and Hampden-Turner) from that of Hofstede.

Journal of Cultural Management and Policy is to stimulate debate on the topics of cultural management and cultural policy among scholars, educators, policy makers and cultural managers. The Journal is based on a multidisciplinary perspective and aims to connect theory and practice in the realm of the cultural sector.

FrEQUENCY. Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory is a framework for cross-cultural communication, developed by Geert shows the effects of a society's culture on the values of its members, and how these values relate to behaviour, using a structure derived from factor analysis. The cultural dimensions of learning framework (CDLF) (Table 1), adapted from the work of Hofstede and Hofstede (), Nisbett (), Levine (), Hall (), and Lewis (), is useful for understanding the spectrum of cultural differences that impact the teaching andFile Size: KB.

the policy, the nature of the policy process, the actors involved in the formulation process and implementation. The purpose of this article is to describe and explain the dimensions of policy implementation through which the dynamic components of policy development and implementation can be explained and analysed.

Therefore. The nature of management skills is such that they are culturally specific: a management technique or philosophy that is appropriate in one national culture is not necessarily appropriate in another.

The paper describes the scope of (work-related) cultural differences as they were revealed by research in more than 50 countries around the world and discusses how these differences affect the Cited by: The Hofstede model of national culture consists of six dimensions.

The cultural dimensions represent independent preferences for one state of affairs over another that distinguish countries (rather than individuals) from each other. The country scores on the dimensions are relative, in that we are all human and simultaneously we are all unique.

Six Approaches to Understanding National Cultures: An Overview of Hofstede’s Dimensional Paradigm This paper presents an overview of Hofstede’s () cultural dimensions framework,Author: Divine Agodzo. Culture has a pervasive impact on the management of human resources.

Culture influences how blue- and white-collar workers respond to pay and non- pay incentives, how international firms are organized, the success of multinational work teams, and even how executives compose and implement business strategies. This article is organized as follows: First, the central notion of culture is defined Cited by: Hofstede’s theory help managers in providing information about cultural dimensions on how to understand cultural differences existing in Multi-National Enterprise (MNE) as an input to developing.

This chapter explores how diverse aspects of culture play cognitive, normative-evaluative, and strategic roles in U.S. social policy development. It reviews exemplary research exploring the relationship between various cultural forces and that development, offering methodological and Author: J.

Taylor Danielson, Robin Stryker. In his book, “The Culture Cycle”, Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus James L. Heskett argues that the impact of organisational culture on profit can be measured and quantified.

He states that enabling purposeful organisational cultures can improve corporate performance by between 20 and 30 percent compared to culturally unremarkable. These different dimensions are not sets of polar opposites, but rather a continuum.

When one looks at two different cultures, it should not be assumed that two members from two different cultures must be different from one another, or that a single member of a culture will always demonstrate the dimensions which are the norm of that culture.

Cultural proficiency at the policy and strategic levels means the ability to consider history, values, ideology, politics, religion, and other cultural dimensions and assess their potential effect. Hofstede’s model of national culture has enjoyed enormous popularity but rests partly on faith.

It has never been fully replicated and its predictive properties have been challenged. The purpose of this paper is to provide a test of the model’s coherence and utility.,Analyses of secondary data, including the World Values Survey, and a new survey across 56 countries represented by nearly Cited by: In this paper, the five cultural dimensions and how they are implemented in the corporate world will be discussed.

Culture is defined as, “The learned, shared way of doing things in a particular society” (Uhl-Bien, Schermerhorn, & Osborne,p). As referred by Geert Hofstede, culture. The Impact of Organizational Culture on Strategy Implementation.

Organizational culture includes the shared beliefs, norms and values within an organization. It sets the foundation for strategy. For a strategy within an organization to develop and be implemented successfully, it .empowering, and people-oriented. Since then, organizational culture has become the subject of numerous research studies, books, and articles.

Organizational culture is still a relatively new concept. In contrast to a topic such as leadership, which has a history spanning several centuries, organizational culture File Size: KB.The Five Dimensions of Global Security: Proposal for a Multi-sum Security Principle.

This book sets out a new and innovative security principle that is highly pertinent to our times: THE MULTI-SUM SECURITY principle aims not only to promote cooperative interaction between states, but also peaceful coexistence between cultural groups and civilizations.