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4.1 Power distance index

Power distance index means the extent to which less powerful members of organisations – including their families – accept that power is not distributed equally. Essentially it measures inequality and how much those with less power accept this.

A higher score on the Hofstede index indicates acceptance of more unequal power relations.

The image shows two men dressed in suits.
Figure 4 Unequal distribution of power