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GLOBE is the acronym for Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness, the name of a cross-cultural research effort that exceeds all other prior studies in scope, depth, duration, and sophistication. The GLOBE team’s assumptions, hypotheses, methods, and quantitative findings synthesized in this entry were published in 2004 as a book-length report: Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies by Robert J. House, Paul J. Hanges, Mansour Javidan, Peter W. Dorfman, and Vipin Gupta.

The key attributes of GLOBE are (a) that it continued the tradition of using quantitative methods to explore qualitative differences in cultural value dimensions; (b) that it focused on business leadership; and (c) that, within the context of business leadership, it sought to address the perennial question of which values ...

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