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Case 09: Nordic Values, Discussion

The Nordic cultures tend to be the world’s most egalitarian, while older, traditional Brits tend to display more hierarchical attitudes and behavior. Lars, like most Norwegian managers, practices the Scandinavian model of management. For him his “key” employees include a larger number of staff than for his British counterpart. While Lars didn’t see this cultural difference as a problem, James Pembrooke-Tarleton IV (note the upper-class name) apparently decided that the culture gap was too large for comfort.