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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 716,501 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Geert Hofstede is the 49th most popular psychologist (down from 42nd in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 61st 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 49 out of 183Before him are Alfred Kinsey, Elton Mayo, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Philip Zimbardo, Max Wertheimer, and Stanley Milgram. After him are Solomon Asch, Fritz Perls, Raymond Cattell, Sabina Spielrein, Alexander Luria, and Wolfgang Köhler.

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Among people born in 1928, Geert Hofstede ranks 37Before him are James Coburn, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Martin Landau, Alberto Korda, Martin Cooper, and Hans Küng. After him are Maya Angelou, Domenico Modugno, Carlos Fuentes, Lina Wertmüller, Tommaso Buscetta, and Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov. Among people deceased in 2020, Geert Hofstede ranks 25Before him are Juliette Gréco, Tabaré Vázquez, Paolo Rossi, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Betty Williams. After him are Robert Hossein, Stanley Cohen, Diana Rigg, Arthur Ashkin, Lee Teng-hui, and Kenzō Takada.

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Among people born in Netherlands, Geert Hofstede ranks 84 out of 1,427Before him are Sophia of Hanover (1630), Cornelius Jansen (1585), Bernard Mandeville (1670), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), Bernard Haitink (1929), and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562). After him are Judith Leyster (1609), Lucas van Leyden (1494), Edsger W. Dijkstra (1930), Gerard David (1450), Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), and Willem de Kooning (1904).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In Netherlands

Among psychologists born in Netherlands, Geert Hofstede ranks 1After him are Frans de Waal (1948), Henri Nouwen (1932), Frederik van Eeden (1860), and C. George Boeree (1952).