EIRP Proceedings, Vol 12 (2017)

The Icelandic and Romanian Profile. Different Patterns in a Converging World

Ionel Sergiu Pirju

Abstract


The majority of intercultural studies are preferring a sample with two cultures, even such a study can’t provide a complex understanding about the importance of culture in the international context. The most complex Cross Cultural studies (Schwartz, GLOBE, Hofstede, and Trompenaars) include a large number of cultures, but time and costs remain major obstacles for an exhaustive analyses. The aim of this article is to present relevant intercultural values that characterize Iceland and Romania: history, language, power distance and conflict management. This study it is a synchronic one because in its content will be analyzed the contemporary situations in the two countries. The analysis is exploratory and it will be used the Locke`s consensual inductive system which involves mostly the collections of scholars` opinions but with personal reflections.

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