Research: Culture

Here is some research on culture.  We hope that it you find it interesting. The research is listed by date.

Beugelsdijk, S., Kostova, T., & Roth, K. (2017). An overview of Hofstede-inspired country-level culture research in international business since 2006. Journal of International Business Studies, 48(1), 30-47.

Oyserman, D. (2017). Culture three ways: Culture and subcultures within countries. Annual review of psychology, 68, 435-463.

Lindblad, S., Ernestam, S., Van Citters, A. D., Lind, C., Morgan, T. S., & Nelson, E. C. (2017). Creating a culture of health: evolving healthcare systems and patient engagement. QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, 110(3), 125-129.

Ramdhani, A., Ramdhani, M. A., & Ainisyifa, H. (2017). Conceptual Framework of Corporate Culture Influenced on Employees Commitment to Organization. International Business Management11(3), 826-803.

Mears, D. P., Stewart, E. A., Warren, P. Y., & Simons, R. L. (2017). Culture and formal social control: The effect of the code of the street on police and court decision-making. Justice Quarterly34(2), 217-247.

Kangas, M., Muotka, J., Huhtala, M., Mäkikangas, A., & Feldt, T. (2017). Is the ethical culture of the organization associated with sickness absence? A multilevel analysis in a public sector organization. Journal of Business Ethics140(1), 131.

Ax, C., & Greve, J. (2017). Adoption of management accounting innovations: Organizational culture compatibility and perceived outcomes. Management Accounting Research34, 59-74.

Dubey, R., Gunasekaran, A., Helo, P., Papadopoulos, T., Childe, S. J., & Sahay, B. S. (2017). Explaining the impact of reconfigurable manufacturing systems on environmental performance: The role of top management and organizational culture. Journal of Cleaner Production141, 56-66.

Schneider, B., González-Romá, V., Ostroff, C., & West, M. A. (2017). Organizational Climate and Culture: Reflections on the History of the Constructs in JAP.

Stewart, P. J., & Strathern, A. J. (2017). Language and culture. In Breaking the Frames (pp. 69-78). Springer International Publishing.

Storey, M. A., Zagalsky, A., Figueira Filho, F., Singer, L., & German, D. M. (2017). How social and communication channels shape and challenge a participatory culture in software development. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering43(2), 185-204.

Lizardo, O. (2017). Improving Cultural Analysis: Considering Personal Culture in its Declarative and Nondeclarative Modes. American Sociological Review82(1), 88-115.

Graham, J. R., Harvey, C. R., Popadak, J., & Rajgopal, S. (2017). Corporate culture: Evidence from the field (No. w23255). National Bureau of Economic Research.

Petitta, L., Probst, T. M., & Barbaranelli, C. (2017). Safety culture, moral disengagement, and accident underreporting. Journal of Business Ethics141(3), 489.

Bartikowski, B., & Cleveland, M. (2017). “Seeing is being”: Consumer culture and the positioning of premium cars in China. Journal of Business Research77, 195-202.

Meddings, J., Reichert, H., Greene, M. T., Safdar, N., Krein, S. L., Olmsted, R. N., … & Saint, S. (2017). Evaluation of the association between Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPS) measures and catheter-associated infections: results of two national collaboratives. BMJ Qual Saf26(3), 226-235.

Lamberti, A. P., & Richards, A. R. (Eds.). (2017). Complex worlds: digital culture, rhetoric and professional communication. Routledge.

Franklin, A. (2017, January). The role of culture and language in the development of color categorization. In Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology: Culture and Developmental Systems, Volume 38 (pp. 39-81). John Wiley & Sons, Inc..

Griffith, C. J., Griffith, C. J., Jackson, L. M., Jackson, L. M., Lues, R., & Lues, R. (2017). The food safety culture in a large South African food service complex: Perspectives on a case study. British Food Journal119(4), 729-743.

Truong, T. D., Hallinger, P., & Sanga, K. (2017). Confucian values and school leadership in Vietnam: Exploring the influence of culture on principal decision making. Educational Management Administration & Leadership45(1), 77-100.

Wang, M., Rieger, M. O., & Hens, T. (2017). The impact of culture on loss aversion. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making30(2), 270-281.

Dobia, B., & Roffey, S. (2017). Respect for Culture—Social and Emotional Learning with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth. In Social and Emotional Learning in Australia and the Asia-Pacific (pp. 313-334). Springer Singapore.

Chan, A., Clegg, S., & Warr, M. (2017). Translating Intervention: When Corporate Culture Meets Chinese Socialism. Journal of Management Inquiry, 1056492617696888.







Blog Roundup

Here are a few links to some interesting blogs.  The roundup is a bit shorter, but we hope you enjoy it.

1. Online marketing Scoops:
2. Morning Rice:
3.  The  Generalist
4.  Andrea –
5. Julie Donovan-
6. Shelter in the Storm-
7. Skrifboard
8. Rob Wolff
9. Lexis Noosa
10. Drew Rader
11. Michelle Faith -
12. Colours in Black and White
13. Tired Little Neurons
14. Orthofeed
15. Health 1943
16. Nichiarasa
17. CCOE
18.  Author Viswanath
19. Outside the Comfort Zone
20. Tanzania Stories
21. TC

Blog Roundup: Making up for Lost Time…

Hi Everyone,
Finally, we have the opportunity to share our blog roundup for the week. We hope you enjoy.

Altermondeblog. (2017, April 27). Aymara Dancers in Puno, Perú. Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

Berks lancaster lebanon link. (2017, April 28). “The patients we do not see” – The

Conversation. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Braver Than Before. (2017, April 07). 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Cross-Cultural Trip. Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

Casimano, A. (2017, April 27). Healthcare Data Breaches: Are Hackers the Only Reason? Retrieved April, 2017, from

Ccoeus. (2017, March 23). 3 Ways a Foot Injury May be Affecting Your Movement. Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

Cfdpr. (2017, April 13). El libro . Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

Clearing Customs. (2017, April 26). When It’s Hard to Want to Want to Be Back [at A Life Overseas]. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Cross Cultural Analysis. (2017, April 20). Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

DZ Fitness. (2017, April 7). How Sports Psychology has Evolved as a Discipline & The Importance of Motivation. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Editor’s Desk. (2017, April 26). What’s coming next ? Scientists identify how the brain predicts speech. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Emma. (2017, April 08). I kayaked to Kenya. Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

Erica. (2017, April 27). A spring walk…. Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

Expatpowerlifterrandommusings. (2017, April 22). Stranger in a strange land. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Fromson, C. (2017, April 08). Orthopedic Surgery in low/middle income countries. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Goh, S. (2017, April 17). Victory for Edmonton Oilers is truly a win-win for fans’ health. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Gon555. (2017, April 28). Healthcare for overseas students in USA. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Gon555. (2017, April 28). Five Key Drivers of Medical Tourism. Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

Gourlay, C. (2017, April 28). Can I trust you? Well it depends….. Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

Hartke, K. (2017, April 28). What Did Ancient Romans Eat? New Novel Serves Up Meals And Intrigue. Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

Imamudeen, J. (2017, April 25). When Your Cultural Identity is Adrift. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Isastudentblog. (2017, April 26). The Unforgettable Places of Southern Spain. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Jaz. (2017, April 27). Self Realization. Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

Jfnet. (2017, April 27). The Brain-Changing Power of Religious Belief. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Justscribingalong. (2017, April 24). Theme of the Day. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Kuhn, R. (2017, April 14). In Transit. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Masters, J. (2017, April 22). Why would a newly-qualified doctor from the UK want to go to Brazil? Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

Medivic Aviation Air and Train Ambulance Services. (2017, April 27). Medivic Train Ambulance Services from Patna to Delhi with Paramedical Staff and Life Support Systems avail at Low Fare. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Mgshospital. (2017, April 26). How to reduce the risk of bone loss in menopause? Retrieved April, 2017, from

Musilc. (2017, April 27). Dogs and Music. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Nello, R. J. (2017, April 28). On Vieques Island. Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

OrthoFeed. (2017, April 23). Johnson & Johnson Wants to Use 3D Printing to Heal Broken Bones. Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

Orthofeed. (2017, April 26). Will ASC joint replacements alter the role of implant representatives? Retrieved April, 2017, from

Proclivitiesprinciplewisdom. (2017, April 2). Recognizing What’s Holding You Back. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Simply Well. (2017, April 10). What Keeps Even Pro Athletes at Bay? Retrieved April, 2017, from

Soundofsilencebydj. (2017, April 28). Inner Truth. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Sterling, J. (2017, April 19). Straight, No Chaser: Prevention and Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

Thebrightonscreen. (2017, April 25). Sundance Film Festival London – The full Line-up 2017. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Total Wellbeing: April 2017. (2017, April 03). Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

Trotters41. (2017, April 25). Two Things We Need to Teach Our Kids About Sex. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Tyson, A. J. (2017, April 26). The Move Towards Healthcare Blockchains | The Huffington Post. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Unbrokenvoices. (2017, April 28). Kindness is Contagious. Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

Visana, D. (2017, April 27). Dr. Devshi Visana – Consultant Neurologist in Ahmedabad. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Whimsicalt. (2017, April 26). Home. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Woodjared. (2017, April 21). The Unmagical Trophy. Retrieved April, 2017, from

Zambrotta, L. (2017, April 28). Sailing to Philadephia. Retrieved April 28, 2017, from

Alternatives to Spending Money on Traditional Advertising

How to Spend Less Money on Advertising and Make it More Effective:

1.Use emotional triggers to spread the word through your network.
2. PR Stunts
3. Capitalize Upon Trending Topics and Emotion
4. Ambient Ads
5. Use Tear-Off Flyers
6. Tastefully use controversial topics to your advantage on Social Media. (Be wise).
7. Support a Good Cause
8. Be creative! Use items near you.
9. Host a sports event or volunteer.



Overcomming Fear

What is your biggest fear?  What’s your biggest fear about your job or your business?  Have you been successful at overcoming those fears or coping with them?  Coping is one thing, but overcoming is quite different.

Today we thought we would write about several  practical ways to overcome fear.

  1. Rewire your brain.  There is an old saying that says ” What you think you become.”  You can actually reprogram your brain to develop courage and confidence. Affirmations,  inspirational quotes, uplifting literature, meditation, and other techniques can help you rewire your brain.  You can also focus on the positive.  Gratitude is a huge help.
  2. Worried?  Develop a plan of attack.  If you are worried about a particular outcome, figure out what you would do in that situation and work out a plan.  Planning ahead can help avoid a lot of potential pitfalls.
  3.  Develop a support system of people who really care about you and have your best interests in mind. Those people are reliable and will be there for you in difficult situations.
  4. Face your fears. If something makes you scared ie.  heights, try to overcome it by doing something like bouldering to overcome your fear.  For more complicated things, deal with them head on.  Example = fear of failure. If you fear failure and you fail, go back the next day and try again. Don’t let fear paralyze you.
  5.  Imagine the worst case scenario and look at the evidence. Try to remove yourself from the situation and look at it objectively. Verbalizing it with others can help in the analysis of the fear. Some fears are really irrational and can be dismissed easily using this technique.
  6. Counseling.
  7.  AVOID perfectionism.  Many people in North America and Europe are plagued with perfectionism and it’s important to remember that life is messy. It doesn’t always look pretty and pristine. The media would have you think that celebrities and those with exorbitant amounts of wealth live a ‘perfect’ life.  Newsflash: That’s a lie.  Nobody lives a perfect life.
  8. Remember: Money and success only make people happy for a short time.
  9. Visualize a happy place where you feel safe and calm. This can help you calm your nerves and refocus.
  10. Numbing is not the solution.  Many people turn to ‘self-medication’ ie. drugs, alcohol, chocolate etc.   or other medication to solve their problems with anxiety and other unpleasant emotions. These are temporal solutions that cannot reach the deep roots of the problem.  Sometimes they can make matters worse.  In fact, sometimes the best cures for anxiety are things like taking a walk, sleeping 8 hrs (imagine that)  and eating a balanced diet.   Taking time for rest, contemplation, and relaxation, thus resetting the body and mind really can do wonders.
  11. For some, spirituality and religion are also excellent ways to cope with anxiety.
  12. Take control of your thoughts and imagination.  Journaling and therapy can especially help with this aspect. For those who don’t want to get therapy,  Life Coaching is an excellent alternative.
  13.  Deep breaths…
  14. Keep yourself grounded. Don’t let your circumstances rule you.  You can determine how your circumstances affect you and your responses to them. They don’t have to control you.  You can’t predict how your life will go, but you can control your response and your attitude.

We aren’t Psychologists or Psychiatrists,  but these things have been helpful to our team.  What would you add to this list? Feel free to comment below.

©Allison J. Weaver Consulting, LLC 2017

Saba (Netherlands)

Saba is a small island in the Caribbean with a diversity of cultures represented. Among them are those with roots in English, Scottish, Dutch and a variety of African nations. Saba is a small island and only measures 5 square miles. It is also hard to land boats there, so the population is small.  The population is only 1500 people, with 250 expats.farming, fishing, sailing, and shipbuilding for their livings; pirates sought haven there, too. They passed down a hardy nature necessary to survive the island’s conditions.

Farming, fishing, sailing, handcrafts,  brewing and shipbuilding are common trades,  in addition to tourism, especially ecotourism.  A variety of religions can be found on the island, though Catholicism is most prominent.

Tips for visiting:

  1. The people of Saba are very generous and kind.  Family is valued.
  2. They tend to have traditional and conservative values. Respect is prized.
  3. The community comes first.
  4. People tend to be more laid back in this culture.


Saba History. (2017). Saba Tourism. Retrieved April, 2017, from

A music video from the people of Saba courtesy of Saba Dutch Caribbean

Transition, Trauma, Culture Shock, and Crisis

Some people believe that when they make life changes or interact with other cultures that they are unaffected. Others think that they are self- aware and can get through any change or challenge unscathed.  The research begs to differ with this idea.  Do a simple search on any major academic search engine, and you will find thousands of articles dedicated to trauma, culture shock, and crisis.   When changing environments, whether they simply be cities, workplaces, or more complex challenges like families and countries,  it’s vital to remember that you and those who are close to you will go through changes during these periods of transition and culture shock. These changes may even alter your worldview.

Richey (2015) had a very helpful article on culture shock in 2015, which we have included in the reference section below.  It also includes a wonderful visual on culture-shock/transition that we are reproducing here. Most people would only think of this map when it comes to the death of a loved one or other major crisis, but it does apply to culture-shock and transition.


When diverse cultures interact closely with one another, there are bound to be miscommunications and confusions, which can lead to losing confidence and crises.  It’s important for workplaces to be aware of those culture shocks, transitions, and problems, and work towards ethical solutions that are culturally sensitive.  This week, we will probably do our research post on this topic so you can read more.

It’s important for all employers to learn about cultural transitions and work with their employees to ensure their well-being.

©Allison J. Weaver Consulting, LLC 2017


Richey, M. (2015, June 22). Jet Program Culture Shock. Retrieved April 18, 2017, from