Hofstede Model and Culturs Norms in Brittany

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SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

I – HOFSTEDE MODEL

II – CULTURE NORMS AND VALUE SYSTEMS

CONCLUSION

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INTRODUCTION

Brittany was shaped in course of the centuries by the nature and by the men whose everyday life remains still confidentially connected to the environment and to the territory. With Rennes, its capital, and all 1270 municipalities, it reveals geography as well as a culture as rich as diverse. The agriculture and the fishing still have all their place in the Breton economy and at the same time, a successful industrial activity developed around some key business sectors (food-processing industry, telecoms, automobile, shipbuilding) and the services knew an important development.
This singular Alliance of tradition and modernity makes Brittany proud of its innovative values and enthusiastic for the future. The region pulls its strength of this permanent interaction between past, present and future.
These components define the region and influence the elements of the Hofstede model and cultural standards.

I – HOFSTEDE MODEL
1 – POWER DISTANCE (68%)
The hierarchical distance can be defined as the degree of disparity expected and accepted by the individuals. The hierarchical distance is measured from the valuable systems of those who have least power. The distribution of the power is also explained from the behavior of those who have most power.
The disparity in a company is visible through the existence of social classes: superior, average, labor, which have no same accessibilities with certain advantages of the company of which the education.
In Brittany, half of the persons of 15 or more years old exercises a professional activity or looks for an employment. The number of employees increased in most of the socio-professional groups. The number of executives and superior intellectual occupations increase of more than 26 %.
The category of the employees is the most represented from now on in the

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