Contradictions between Brazilian and U.S. Organizations

Implications for Organizational Theory
  • Kim S. Cameron
  • Myung Un Kim
  • Sarah J. Freeman


Conceptions of excellence, the quality of work life, value patterns, power relationships, stress factors, and so on have been found to differ among cultures throughout the world. The manner in which individuals perceive their own realities differs significantly among different cultures as individuals process cognitive cues in culturally homogeneous ways (Haire, Ghiselli, & Porter 1963; Hofstede, 1984). Similarly, the organizational behaviors arising from these unique cultural perspectives may also differ in important ways in different countries, and the theories of organizational functioning that arise from observation of that behavior may, therefore, reflect cultural bias.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kim S. Cameron
    • 1
  • Myung Un Kim
    • 1
  • Sarah J. Freeman
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Business AdministrationUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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