Journal of International Business Studies

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 507–519

The Management Implications of Ethnicity in South Africa

  • Adèle Thomas
  • Mike Bendixen

DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8490919

Cite this article as:
Thomas, A. & Bendixen, M. J Int Bus Stud (2000) 31: 507. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8490919


The Hofstede (1994) dimensions of culture were measured for 586 middle managers in South Africa. A similarity on these dimensions was found between the ethnic groups. Both management culture and perceived management effectiveness were found to be independent of both race and the dimensions of culture. These findings suggest that employee diversity in the workplace should not adversely affect management performance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adèle Thomas
    • 1
  • Mike Bendixen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the Witwatersrand

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