Professor Geert Hofstede receives his ninth and tenth honorary doctorates

Maastricht University School of Business and Economics is pleased to announce that emeritus professor Geert Hofstede (1928) has been awarded his ninth and tenth honorary doctorates, this time from the Economic University of Prague, Czech Republic, on 6 October, and from the Lower Danube University in Galati, Romania, on 21 October.

2016_1006_23Hofstede has received an impressive ten honorary doctorates from ten universities in Europe. In addition to his awards in Prague and Romania, he has received honorary doctorates from Nyenrode (Netherlands), Liège (Belgium), Göteborg (Sweden), Vilnius (Lithuania), Pécs (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Athens (Greece) and Tartu, Estonia.

A Dutch social psychologist and former IBM employee, Geert Hofstede conducted one of the most comprehensive studies on national values and introduced the cultural dimension concept. His books have been translated in to twenty languages.

He was a Professor of Organizational Anthropology at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics from 1985 until his retirement in 1993. In 1987 at Maastricht University he founded the International Management Programme, the first in the Netherlands.

Read more about Hofstede’s research, books and career here, and watch this video about Hofstede and his definition of culture below.

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