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ASEAN Nations' Scores as per the Hofstede Model

Scores of six ASEAN nations are evaluated as per the Hofstede model

The scores of 6 of the ASEAN nations (4 from maritime Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore; 2 from mainland Southeast Asia: Thailand, Vietnam) according to the Hofstede model are discussed here.

On Power Distance, all 6 nations scored high, indicating that power is distributed unequally and those at different levels of the hierarchy accept their respective positions in society.

table of power distance index

On Individualism, all 6 nations scored low.

The Power Distance and Masculinity dimensions form a clear outward and inward circle in the radar graph, indicating this as a common feature of ASEAN nations across the board. ASEAN nations scored average on Indulgence, indicating a society where both restraint and indulgence are observed; however, with a relatively high score of 57, Malaysia appears more permissive of people’s desires to enjoy life. On Uncertainty Avoidance and Long-term Orientation, Singapore stands apart from the rest of ASEAN nations, scoring low (8) on Uncertainty Avoidance and high (72) on Long-term Orientation.

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