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Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 16, 2005

Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Meeting

Carolyn Erdener, Pedro Márquez
Pages 17-21

An Analysis of Hofstede’s Mas/Fem Dimension and its Implications for Business Ethics Research

This paper summarizes the outcome of a workshop on the design of a research project to examine the effects of cultural differences on the ethical behavior of managers and business organizations in NAFTA. A parallel aim of the project is to explore and refine the conceptual foundations of Hofstede’s Mas/Fem dimension, which was originally called the Social/Ego dimension (Hofstede, 1982).