Examining national culture of Qatar

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Al Dulaimi S.H.
bin sailan S.
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Purpose - This paper aims to examine Hofstede's (1980, 2001) theory on national culture dimensions (Power Distance, Individualism-Collectivism, Uncertainty Avoidance, Masculinity- Femininity, and Long-Term Orientation) in order to investigate the national values of Qatar and whether it differ from the Arabic Countries score as described by (Hofstede 1980-2001). Design/methodology/approach - No empirical research on culture dimensions based on Hofstede's dataset of culture conducted in Qatar. Univariate statistics procedures used to test the hypotheses. Findings - The results of this investigation suggest that the score of Qatar national culture would different from the score of Arabic Countries which measured by Hofstede 1980. Research limitations/implications - The findings offer valuable insights on the cultural values of Qatar society. Practical implications - The results of this study will aid leaders, policy makers, organizations; will get benefit from this finding which give insight into national values of this society, as well as managers at international corporations can benefit from the findings of this research study if they have business with this country. Originality/value - The research considered as the first attempt to investigate the issue of national cultural values in Qatar.