Volume 16, Issue 5/6, 2006
Diversity and Complementarity of Cultures as Principles of Universal Civilization
Hofstede’s cultural values framework has been applied in a study looking at possible relations between migration streams and their country of destinations. The study is based on a model which consists of three factors: Human Resources Management, Culture Dimensions and Migration and it points out their non-linear relationship. Migration outflows from Poland in 2002 are measured against culture dimensions (both in Poland and destinations countries) and power distance emerges as the most influential possible “pull” factor. A list of positive and negative implications of the Human Resources Management, Migration and Culture Dimensions relationship on a personal, corporate and national level is presented.