Geert Hofstede 1928-2020

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“I was saddened to hear of the recent death of Professor Geert Hofstede, the world’s most eminent thinker on cross-cultural issues. We met several times as fellow-speakers at international conferences, and I was always happy to benefit from his perceptive remarks, clarity of thought and sense of humour.

 

My own writings (particularly “When Cultures Collide”) drew inspiration from those of Edward Hall and Professor Hofstede and many aspects of the Lewis Model of Culture reflected creations of both these experts.

 

People who knew and worked with Geert Hofstede more closely than I invariably commented on his modesty, humanity and kindness.

 

Richard D. Lewis”

 

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