How to interpret uncertainty avoidance scores: a comparative study of Danish and French firms

Jette Schramm‐Nielsen (Associate Professor at the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Copenhagen Business School, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark)

Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal

ISSN: 1352-7606

Publication date: 1 December 2000

Abstract

Addresses the cultural dimension of uncertainty avoidance (UA), of US and German staffing decisions – but uses a different viewpoint. Discusses and challenges the hitherto accepted meaning of individual positions of countries UA, using Höfstede’s guide. Adumbrates the concept of UA at the two levels of society and organization, linking the two levels. Concludes that low Höfstede UA index does not necessarily mean no or little need for certainty even in France and Denmark.

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Schramm‐Nielsen, J. (2000), "How to interpret uncertainty avoidance scores: a comparative study of Danish and French firms", Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, Vol. 7 No. 4, pp. 3-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/13527600010797129

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