New book offers insight into facts and myths surrounding cultures worldwide
United Kingdom, June 2011 – How do cultural traits help some developing nations achieve faster economic growth than others? How do they account for differences in average school performance among nations? And why do societies differ in terms of murder rates and other violence?
In his new book entitled Cultural Differences in a Globalizing World, author Michael Minkov debunks certain widespread cultural myths with research-based insight into these fascinating questions. In particular, he demonstrates how cultural traits affect such determining factors as economy, educational achievements, corruption, rule of law, inequality and happiness. It is the first book that offers such comprehensive coverage of these differences while showing how they vary across the world.
Geert Hofstede, the world’s most quoted author in cross-cultural research, signs the book’s foreword and affirms his endorsement of this thought-provoking study: “Minkov’s book is the breakthrough in cross-cultural research that we have been waiting for. He should be read from China to Latin America, from Norway to Africa and from North America to Eastern Europe”.
Minkov explains further: “Apart from providing the reader with essential cross-cultural awareness in an increasingly globalized world, my aim is to shake some myths that seem deeply entrenched in various quarters – this book is likely to change the way most of us think about culture and its implications”.
With chapters exploring culture and cross cultural studies, cultural dimensions, and the world’s cultural clusters, the book is of interest not only to social scientists, but also management consultants, management educators, business executives and anyone with an interest in the global cultural landscape.
Cultural Differences in a Globalizing World is published by Emerald Group Publishing and is available from all usual book retailers, as well as the Emerald Bookstore http://books.emeraldinsight.com
ISBN: 978-0857246134, Format: Paperback, 320pp, Publication date: 30 May 2011, Price: £24.95
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