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What Geert Hofstede tells us about Chinese business culture

Elements of Long and Short-Term Orientation

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I think it's a bit silly to try and characterise cultures in terms of short- or long-term orientation, because cultural preferences are a nuanced and contradictory hodgepodge of habits, and they don't necessarily reflect the values that people think they have.

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68 rows · Long-Term Orientation is the fifth dimension of Hofstede which was added after the original .

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Long Term Orientation. China is a very long term orientated society. This ties in with Chinese people’s drive to succeed in life; they are willing to persevere and work for a long time to achieve. Chinese people are not so much about instant gratification, and when they invest in things, it tends to be for the long term. Confucian Dynamism (LTO) rates the long-term or short-term orientation of a country. The United States scored a 29, far below the worldwide average of These results allow us to conclude that United States values short-term concepts more than long term ones.

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Since the concept of this dimension is often quite confusing for Westerns, I’d like to share a couple of examples of Long-Term Orientation in this article. By the way, this Long Term Orientation Hofstede dimension is known under two names: LTO and CDI, or Confusion Dynamism Index. This personal loyalty becomes a long-term orientation to the selling firm. Therefore, guanxi is a double-edged sword because when a sales manager leaves the .