A comparative analysis of cultural value orientations of Polish and Turkish employees:implications for international human resource management


This study empirically compares and contrasts the cultural value orientations of employees from Poland and Turkey by testing the compatibility of their values in three stages through seven cultural dimensions. The first phase of the study deals with the assessment of inter-country cultural value differences; the second phase investigates the intra-country cultural dynamics between selected demographic groups; and the third phase examines the inter-country cultural differences among the selected demographic groups of employees. The research has been conducted adopting the Maznevski, DiStephano, and Nason's (1995) version of cultural perspectives questionnaire with a sample of 744 (548 Polish and 196 Turkish) respondents. The results show significant cultural differences between Poland and Turkey, a presence of cultural dynamics among certain demographic groups within the country, and a mixture of convergence and divergence in the value systems of certain demographic groups both within and between the two nation(s). The research findings convey important messages to international human resource strategists in order for them to employ an effective and rational employment policy and business negotiation approach(es) to effectively operate in these countries. It also highlights that diversity of cultural values not only requires viewing each of them through cultural dimensions at a macro-level with a cross-country reference, but also requires monitoring their dynamics at the micro-level with reference to controlled demographic groups.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Woldu, H. G., Patel, C., & Crawshaw, J. R. (2013). A comparative analysis of cultural values orientations of Polish and Turkish employees: implications for international human resource management. International journal of human resource management, 24(12), 2452-2471. International journal of human resource management 2013 © Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09585192.2013.781430
Publication ISSN: 1466-4399
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2023 10:39
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2013 13:00
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Published Date: 2013-06
Published Online Date: 2013-05-20
Authors: Woldu, Habte G.
Patel, Charmi
Crawshaw, Jonathan R.



Version: Accepted Version

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