Globe Table Assignment


GLOBE Table Assignment

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This assignment allows you to demonstrate mastery of course outcome:

  1. analyze the different cultures and worldviews that inform human  thinking and actions, and respond constructively to human and global  differences in workplaces, communities, and organizations

Create a table that compares two societal  cultures on the nine dimensions of culture identified by the GLOBE  project. Depending on the countries you choose, you may need to do more  research. Your table should have  three columns, one with the nine dimensions, one with the first country,  and one with the second country. Your table should include the scores  and an explanation of what the scores mean. 

Following is an example of comparing one dimension between Germany and China:







  • GLOBE scores: West 4.55 & East 4.73
  • Highest 25% GLOBE study
  • Work relationships are to the point and strict

  • GLOBE score: 3.76
  • Moderate range score
  • Indirect approach to communication

Background and Summary of GLOBE

The  Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania was the home  of the GLOBE Research Project, which investigated variations in business  leadership worldwide.  GLOBE comprised 170 researchers in 62 societies  over 11 years.  The research team’s stated objective was…

   To  determine the extent to which the practices and values of business  leadership are universal (i.e., are similar globally), and the extent to  which they are specific to just a few societies.     

The team is  attained this objective.  GLOBE’s findings present to us all a  breakthrough in our ability to think about business leadership in a way  that is accurate, action-oriented, and – most importantly – genuinely global

   Any  organization that devotes resources to developing global leaders now has  within its grasp the data and the guideposts to accomplish this  critical goal.  It’s now possible with unprecedented confidence to assess, develop, and measure top leadership talent in a way that captures the full meaning of “global.”     

The first report from the GLOBE team was an 818-page book by R.J. House et al., Culture, Leadership, and Organizations,   published by Sage in 2004; this précis addresses the 2004 publication  only.  A second report of the GLOBE team was published in 2007 (note).  A third report is in press.  The other three articles at (total  8,500 words) provide all those responsible for leadership development  with an overview and interpretation of the findings reported in 2004.

The first question  addressed by the team was which measurement standards (“independent  variables”) to use to be precise about the similarities and differences  among various societal and organizational cultures. Their efforts  yielded nine “cultural dimensions” that serve as  

their standard of measurement.

Performance Orientation 

Uncertainty Avoidance 

Humane Orientation   

Institutional Collectivism 

In-Group Collectivism 


Gender Egalitarianism 

Future Orientation 

Power Distance

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