Geert Hofstede

1928 - 2020

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Gerard Hendrik (Geert) Hofstede (2 October 1928 – 12 February 2020) was a Dutch social psychologist, IBM employee, and Professor Emeritus of Organizational Anthropology and International Management at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, well known for his pioneering research on cross-cultural groups and organizations.He is best known for developing one of the earliest and most popular frameworks for measuring cultural dimensions in a global perspective. Here he described national cultures along six dimensions: Power Distance, Individualism, Uncertainty avoidance, Masculinity, Long Term Orientation, and Indulgence vs. restraint. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Geert Hofstede has received more than 633,283 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Geert Hofstede is the 42nd most popular psychologist (down from 39th in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 67th in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Psychologist.

Geert Hofstede is most famous for his work in cultural dimensions theory. He was able to identify five dimensions that are the basis of culture. These dimensions are power distance, individualism, uncertainty avoidance, masculinity, and long-term orientation.

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Among psychologists, Geert Hofstede ranks 42 out of 182Before him are Princess Marie Bonaparte, Milton H. Erickson, John Bowlby, Hermann Rorschach, Eric Berne, and Howard Gardner. After him are Albert Ellis, Raymond Cattell, Sabina Spielrein, Donald Winnicott, Elton Mayo, and Wolfgang Köhler.

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Among people born in 1928, Geert Hofstede ranks 29Before him are Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Agnès Varda, Zbigniew Brzezinski, James Coburn, George Peppard, and Jean-Marie Le Pen. After him are Martin Landau, Elie Wiesel, Domenico Modugno, Alexander Grothendieck, Alberto Korda, and Queen Fabiola of Belgium. Among people deceased in 2020, Geert Hofstede ranks 26Before him are Stanley Cohen, Mary Higgins Clark, Qasem Soleimani, Lee Teng-hui, Tabaré Vázquez, and George Steiner. After him are Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Joel Schumacher, Oliver E. Williamson, Kenny Rogers, Stirling Moss, and John le Carré.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Geert Hofstede ranks 61 out of 1,209Before him are Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907), Gerrit Rietveld (1888), Simon van der Meer (1925), Jan Oort (1900), William II, Prince of Orange (1626), and Jan Tinbergen (1903). After him are Dieric Bouts (1415), Pieter de Hooch (1629), Sophia of Hanover (1630), Christiaan Eijkman (1858), Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836), and Rem Koolhaas (1944).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In Netherlands

Among psychologists born in Netherlands, Geert Hofstede ranks 1After him are Frans de Waal (1948), Henri Nouwen (1932), and Frederik van Eeden (1860).