Germany- Hofstede Analysis

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Germany: Hofstede Analysis

Germany- Hofstede Analysis Germany is known for its majestic scenery and terrain. There is incredible chocolate, beer and of course, the unique architecture. All these things may be appealing to a firm, but an expanding company may discover complexities expanding into Germany, because “[w]hen you step into a foreign culture, suddenly things seem different. You don’t know what to do or say.” ( Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions). “If your organization is planning to conduct business with [Germany], potential success depends upon a good understanding of [German] culture” (Doing Business in Switzerland, 1). This quote is a good advice for entering into any country. Germany is a good candidate for
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There is a claim that German graduates aren’t as well prepared or educated because Germany spends far less than other countries per student. For example, the United States spends $24,370 per student while Germany spends $10,474 per student. Although more students enroll in higher education in and more graduate in Germany; they lack graduates in areas of science and engineering (spending). Germany is the 5th largest economy in the world and the 1st largest in the European Union. According to the CIA World Fact book the GDP (PPP) in 2008 was $34,400 (Indexmundi). The economy in 2009 is expected to shrink because Germany has a large export surplus. Many German exports include luxury products such as cars and technology which tend to decline in a recession. Religion doesn’t play a major part in Germany. Although there are various sects of religion the attendance is considerably low; “Christianity is the predominant religion, with 67 percent of the population. 28.5 percent are atheist or agnostic and the remaining 3.5 percent pertain to other religious groups. In the east only 5 percent of people attend church once a week and in the west 14 percent attend once a week” (Global Road Warrior). A common and basic tenet that all the Christian churches agree on is the Bible is the word of God. A larger majority of the Christian faiths believe that Jesus Christ, God the Father, and


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