Comparing both Kuwait and USA (United stated of America) we can see that one is completely the opposite of the other. Kuwait’s power distance, for example, scores 90 on Geert-Hofstede’s models. Whereas the United states has a score of 40. We can figure out that there is a major difference, and this might be due to more rights that are present in the US. Rights also exist in Kuwait, but due to racial discrimination and “bias” opinions towards people from different origins there is an immense diversity of power distance between Kuwait and USA.
The government of Kuwait plays an important role in the Kuwaiti lives, meaning that citizens rely on the government to have a sustainable living. In return, all what the country asks for is their loyalty to the country. This makes Kuwait less of an individual society. On the other hand, the United States scores 91 in individualism. We can assume that working for your own benefit is a priority in the United States.
Kuwait has more of a feminine society, and the US has more of a masculine society. The population size can be the reason for the diversity between Kuwait and USA’s societies. The size of the population matters, and the larger the population the more demand you receive; within which competition is carried out.
The United States of America scores 46 and Kuwait scores 80 in uncertainty avoidance. I think that a small country like Kuwait shouldn’t worry about the future since making an alteration won’t be a problem. However, the US is a many times larger than the size of Kuwait. Also, many countries look up to America. Therefore, using some predictions for the future would be the least that the US should make.
There is no scores available for Kuwait’s “long term orientation”. Thus, we can say that the US has more potential towards the late future.
In my personal experience, I believe that my culture can benefit from its population size. Because of population size, we can determine whether it is easy (Hartman, 2010) or difficult to deal with problems (Murty, 2000). I prefer a classroom with fewer students, therefore the smaller the population the better.
Hartman, E. (2010). The population fix. Retrieved from http://www.thepopulationfix.com/problems.html
Murty, K. (2000, October 28). High population and its continuing growth. Retrieved from http://www-personal.umich.edu/~murty/population2/node2.html