|Can't remember what route I ended up in the Geert Hofstede's ™ "Cultural Dimensions" page on Korea, but that's what the blog referrals do.|
South Korea's highest Hofstede Dimension is Uncertainty Avoidance (UAI) at 85, indicating the society’s low level of tolerance for uncertainty. In an effort to minimize or reduce this level of uncertainty, strict rules, laws, policies, and regulations are adopted and implemented. The ultimate goal of this population is to control everything in order to eliminate or avoid the unexpected. As a result of this high Uncertainty Avoidance characteristic, the society does not readily accept change and is very risk adverse.Perhaps this kind of a conclusion is a consequence of the material having been collected between 1967 and 1973 (!), or then these dimensions are crap.