This paper will examine the Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck Framework and Hofstedes' dimensions that describe the culture of Taiwan. This will also further examine the government efforts in attracting foreign investments into their country. This paper will then make appropriate recommendations to the Victoria University as to whether it should invest in Taiwan. The Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck FrameworkThis is one of the particularly early cultural comparatively analogies; it has a particularly good ideological basis that is used in cultural variations of cultures around the world. They do believe that a limited number of problem are common in the worlds societies, and also that the limited number of solutions are common in all societies (Larry A.
Samovar 2009). The six dimensions that are used to describe the Taiwanese culture include the following; Relationship with nature; in this categorization, it is either that people have dominion over nature, they need for duty, control and master of their nature, people either give in or submit to nature, and they maintain harmony with nature by working tougher with nature. The Taiwanese people maintain harmony with working together with nature.
The country has various tradition and religions that from time immemorial has always fostered good relationship with nature. The country’s various religions like Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism, encourage people to live harmoniously with nature. The perception with Taiwanese people is that nature is part of life and not something that is waiting to be subdued (Hills 2002). In the Australian culture people have dominion over nature, they do not live in harmony with nature rather the seek to subdue it, the Taiwanese culture live in harmony with nature, this is because of the country’s religious beliefs, Confucianism, they work together with nature, and foster good relationships wit with nature. Beliefs about human nature; in this category people can be good or even evil.
The Taiwanese societies are most subscribers of the Taoism cultures; this people believe in the concept of yin and yang. Meaning that, where there is good, evil also exists. Since people exist in the world, they are exposed to these two natural dimensions if the good increases the harmful will decrease and so on. The Buddhist and Confucianism cultures believe that the human nature is good.
There are highly optimistic about the human nature. The East Asian societies are largely Buddhists and are governed by strict, authoritarian rules hence the general nature of people of Taiwan is good. In contrast, the in the Australian culture which believes that there is genuine evil in the world, this is a living force that goes against the good and God nature of the world. In the Taiwanese culture, they believe that the human nature is good, and where there is good the evil nature also exists, they believe in the concept of yin and yang. Relationships between people; in this category people can be individualistic, that is, they are concerned about themselves and their immediate families, or, they can possess collectivism, that is they are concerned about a group, here, people belong to a member of a group in exchange for loyalty; and, hierarchical, this is where people belong to a group that are arranged in a structural hierarchical nature.
The Taiwanese society is one of the least individualistic countries on earth.