A Comparison of Native Culture, Non-Native Culture and New Management Ideology

Lindsay Redpath, Marianne O. Nielsen

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Based on a case study of a Native-operated criminal justice organization, this article uses Hofstede's five dimensions of national cultural differences to examine the connections between cultural values and management practices. It concludes that Hofstede's dimensions can provide insights into the differences between Native and non-Native cultures and how Native organizations may draw on traditional cultural values to improve organizational effectiveness. In general, Native cultures are described as collectivist, egalitarian, adaptive, and tolerant. The argument is made that the cultural context in which Native organizations operate is in many ways more compatible with the new management ideology than is the society in which this ideology prevails.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-339
Number of pages13
JournalCanadian Journal of Administrative Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Public Administration
  • Marketing
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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