Saudi arabia hofstede

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Large Power Distance (PDI) (80) and Uncertainty Avoidance (UAI) (68)
• . These societies are more likely to follow a caste system that does not allow significant upward mobility of its citizens• They are also highly rule-oriented with laws, rules, regulations, and controls in order to reduce the amount of uncertainty, while inequalities of power and wealth have been allowed to grow within thesociety

• Combination of both reinforce their own leadership and control
o When these two Dimensions are combined, it creates a situation where leaders have virtually ultimate power andauthority, and the rules, laws and regulations developed by those in power reinforce their own leadership and control..

• PDI) ranking is indicative of a high level of inequality of power and wealth withinthe society
o The high Power Distance (PDI) ranking is indicative of a high level of inequality of power and wealth within the society. These populations have an expectation and acceptance thatleaders will separate themselves from the group and this condition is not necessarily subverted upon the population, but rather accepted by the society as their cultural heritage.

• The high UncertaintyAvoidance Index (UAI) ranking of 68, indicates the society’s low level of tolerance for uncertainty.
o The high Uncertainty Avoidance Index (UAI) ranking of 68, indicates the society’s low level oftolerance for uncertainty. In an effort to minimize or reduce this level of uncertainty, strict rules, laws, policies, and regulations are adopted and implemented. The ultimate goal of thesepopulations is to control everything in order to eliminate or avoid the unexpected. As a result of this high Uncertainty Avoidance characteristic, the society does not readily accept change and is very riskadverse.

• The Masculinity index (MAS), the third highest Hofstede Dimension is 52, women in the Arab World are limited in their rights, it may be due more to Muslim religion rather than a...
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