Cultural Dimensions of "Summit 16+1" Countries: Hofstede Model

Zakić, Katarina (2017) Cultural Dimensions of "Summit 16+1" Countries: Hofstede Model. In: Initiatives of the 'New Silk Road' ‐ Achievements and Challenges. Institute of International Politics and Economics, Belgrade, pp. 498-514. ISBN 978‐86‐7067‐246‐8

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The “Summit 16+1” was established in 2011 under the initiative of the Chinese Government. The initiative is dedicated to the promotion and improvement of the Chinese relations with countries coming from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The main goal is to build stronger connections with the CEE countries in the field of economy, politics and culture. Infrastructure is the focal point of the Chinese interest in this region, and infrastructural projects are the most important part of this initiative. As a region with more than 128 million citizens, the CEE countries are not so big in size, but their geographical position is very important because they can be regarded as a bridge between the Eastern and the Western World. Unfortunately, most of the countries from this region belong to middle‐level developed countries that need to develop more. Also, some of the countries involved in this project, such as countries that belonged to former Yugoslavia, the SSSR and Czechoslovakia are still having difficulties in mutual cooperation, due to unsatisfactory political relations. So, it will be interesting to find out, if there are some other factors besides political and economic, which can influence cooperation between those countries and also their cooperation with China. In order to do that, the Model of cultural dimensions that was developed by Geert Hofstede will be used to conclude if cultural differences can be the obstacle for mutual cooperation.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: “Summit 16+1”, cooperation, cultural dimensions, Hofstede Model
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2019 12:40
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2019 12:40

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