Culture and Corruption Correlations: Perceived Corruption in Countries Using Hofstede’s and GLOBE Cultural Dimensions

By Kristin Grayson, Sonya Thorn, Cecilia Martinez-Avila and Robert M. Organ.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

Format Price
Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

This paper seeks to evaluate the relationship between the 2009 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) and Hofstede cultural dimensions, and the GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness) cultural and leadership values and practices in identified countries’ organizations and governments. The statistical research is based on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) of 2009, Hofstede’s cultural dimensions dataset, and the GLOBE study. The results identify a relationship between the CPI and Hofstede and GLOBE cultural dimensions of power distance and uncertainty avoidance. While the power distance relationship is similar to the CPI with Hofstede and GLOBE data, the relationship between CPI and the Hofstede and GLOBE dimension of uncertainty avoidance is more contradictory. Research limitations/implication. The findings provide valuable perspectives on how selected cultural dimensions and practices can be identified in relation to the perception of corruption in organizations. Leaders of global organizations can be better informed as to perspectives and relationships as they interact globally. This is among the earliest studies or articles to compare the relationship of the perception of corruption to both the Hofstede and GLOBE studies.

Keywords: Perception, Perceived, Corruption, Culture, Dimensions, Hofstede, GLOBE, Leadership, Values

Global Studies Journal, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.1-18. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.069MB).

Kristin Grayson

Education Associate, Field Services, Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX, USA

Kristin Grayson, M.Ed. is a PhD and MBA candidate in Leadership Studies: School of Business at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX. Her work experiences include her current full-time position at the Intercultural Development Research Association where she provides technical assistance and services (professional development, coaching and mentoring, evaluation) to teachers and school districts across the country in the area of diversity, language learning, and race relations. She also assists in grant proposals and research writing. Previously, Grayson was an online instructor for Emporia State University in Kansas where she provided coursework and onsite mentoring for teachers receiving certification in English as a Second Language. Prior experiences were with the Oklahoma City Public Schools, Oklahoma as a Language Program Specialist, ESL and dual language teacher, and technology trainer. Her personal experiences include intensive travel and volunteer work in Guatemala and Mexico with a personal interest in the historical and sociological contexts of the indigenous Mayan populations.

Sonya Thorn

Founder, Owner, Praxis with Integrity Consulting PLLC, Austin, TX, USA

Sonya Thorne, Community Clinical Social Worker and Adjunct Professor at Texas State University, is the founder and owner of Praxis with Integrity Consulting PLLC where she partners with non profits, state and government organizations to assess and evaluate systems of care for youth and families. She conducts training and consulting in developmental disabilities, infant and early childhood mental health, parent and family education, in-home family services, family and child assessment, Early Intervention, amongst other topics. Sonya is also an executive coach in leadership topics. She is a recognized National Trainer/Consultant for Family Development Resources Inc. and has a wealth of experience working with multiple university departments, school districts and community partners on behalf of families, youth and frontline staff. Sonya has a long history of training with Texas Early Childhood Intervention, University of Texas Protective Service Training Institute, Kronkoski Foundation, Bermuda Department of Family and Children Services and San Antonio United Way Inc. She is one of twenty-one Rockefeller Fellows working for the Barat Education Foundation. Sonya has a BSW from Southwest Texas State and MSW from Our Lady of the Lake University and is a PhD Leadership candidate at Our Lady of the Lake University.

Cecilia Martinez-Avila

Adjunct Faculty, Communications, School of Humanities, St. Edwards University, Austin, TX, USA

Cecilia Martinez-Avila is a former journalist and bilingual school teacher. Her work has appeared in Hispanic Magazine and Agencia EFE, an international Spanish-language newswire service. She has also produced TV-News and radio news spots for NPR's Latino USA. Cecilia received her BA in ethnic studies at the University of Texas at Austin and her MA in Human Service Administration at St. Edward's University. She is a PhD student in Leadership Studies at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. Cecilia joined the St. Edward’s University communications faculty in 2007 as an adjunct professor. Her research interest includes emotional intelligence, media ethics, moral reasoning, and conflict resolution.

Robert M. Organ

Office of Administrative Services, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Austin, TX, USA

Robert is a native Texan who is ranked number five of six siblings. He has served with the United States Marine Corps as a Non-Commissioned Officer. His formal education is from the Public Schools of Texas where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree from St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas. Currently he is a member of Cohort 16 and a doctoral candidate for the PhD in Leadership Studies from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas. He is an active member and Officer of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Austin. In addition, he serves as a board member of the East Austin Economic Development Corporation, and the Children’s Haven Association. Family, community involvement, volunteerism, and travel are some of his hobbies. His career employment includes IBM, TRACOR, and assignments in the retail industry. Mr. Organ has worked with thirteen state natural resource agencies via the Texas Natural Resource Information System (TNRIS), a clearinghouse for natural resource information. Currently, Mr. Organ is an employee with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality within the Office of Administrative Services.


There are currently no reviews of this product.

Write a Review