Hofestead Analysis Morocco and Spain
Business and Management
Submitted By kamichar
Values of Morocco and Spain:
Hofstede recently identified five variables on which he has claimed that country cultures, even those with considerable diversity, can be compared. For the case of today, I have chosen to take Morocco and Spain as main target samples. Why? Simply because even though they are few miles apart, there cultural diversity makes them different and special.
Let’s see first the 5D model of Morocco and Spain’s dimensions:
After analyzing the graphs, I can say that I am very surprised by the similarities between Morocco and Spain. The only highest gap is the one about UAI “Uncertainty Avoidance Index” that shows that Morocco is way more risk taker and somehow unthreatened by new and unknown situations ( with a score of 68 compared to Spain’s score of 86) than Spain. However, I think that given the fact that the model has been drawn in 1980, I really think that those results may have changed since during 1985 Spain joined the EU, which may have created a new value shift towards a more risk taking society.
Concerning the PDI dimension, I can say that Morocco during the 1980’s was still affected by high power distance syndrome since Morocco was following the extended family model, which means that the family and here I mean the father, uncles and grand-fathers sometimes were omnipresent in the structural division of activities which created a high concentration of authority. However nowadays, with this new era, Morocco is following a new kind of structural division system with less concentration of authority emerging with this wave of flattered organizations.
From the graph, we can see also that the individualism versus collectivism index along with the masculinity versus femininity index are quiet similar for both countries, this maybe comes from the Mediterranean culture that is widely widespread in...