Conflict Management of Expatriates under Hofstede’s Cultural Dimension Differences

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Siyathorn Nakphin
Suchanat Po-In
Arus Kongrungchok


This article aims to present circumstances regarding conflict management of expatriates based upon Hofstede’s cultural dimension differences by reviewing terms and roles of expatriates which are considered as the heart of international business. In business expansion of multinational corporations, expatriates are normally sent to overseas branch offices, which is common for conflicts to arise from cultural differences.     A study of Hofstede’s different cultural dimensions therefore is a way which reflects six different cultural dimensions: Power Distance, Individualism/Collectivism, Masculinity/ Femininity, Uncertainty Avoidance,    Long Term Orientation, and Indulgence/Restrained. Learning and understanding cultural differences in each dimension will be beneficial in proposing an important guideline for the conflict management of expatriates under cultural differences, which can result in effective performance that leads to success in international business.


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Nakphin, S., Po-In, S., & Kongrungchok, A. (2019). Conflict Management of Expatriates under Hofstede’s Cultural Dimension Differences. WMS Journal of Management, 8(4), 70–82. Retrieved from
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Siyathorn Nakphin

Master of Business Administration, Suratthani Rajabhat University, Surat Thani 84100

Suchanat Po-In

Master of Business Administration, Suratthani Rajabhat University, Surat Thani 84100

Arus Kongrungchok

Master of Business Administration, Suratthani Rajabhat University, Surat Thani 84100


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