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The research scope covered an extensive field of the social science encompassing multidimensional aspects as detailed by the aims and the questions and constructed on; cultural dimensions under Hofstede theory (Hofstede, 1980), the concept of organizational learning more specifically knowledge transfer/knowledge acquisition, and finally the dichotomy in values between the millennials generation and their predecessors in Southern China. In exploring the literature it was crucial to cover the extent of the theoretical span extracting the intricate composition of this problem over the past decades. Cultural dimensions were viewed under one focal lens provided by Hofstede and his followers in detailing the power distance and collectivist/individualist aspect of his theory with the distinctive facet of the organization process and the interaction of its partakers. Knowledge transfer was a more convoluted undertaking since its gamut was eclectically divergent and composed of wide distribution of segregated factors; the learning experience, the team interaction, the cognitive activity, the knowledge management, and other perspectives. For this dissertation the latitude was reduced to the experience of knowledge sharing between individuals inside a group. Conclusively, encircling those concepts was the generational evolution of the cultural values of millennials in Southern China and the effect those elements had on the learning and sharing process. Exploring the literature for this portion would be limited to the generational fissure and the transformation of the younger cohort in the context of the Chinese social and economical revolution. 2.2 Cultural dimensions Hofstede Hofstede (1980) theory was initially developed to explore the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ion of the resources. Rural areas were more widespread in the warmer region due to the intensification of the agronomy as subsistence element affecting the interaction inside the clan (Kwon and Shan, 2012, p549). In the research under this scope the region of Guangdong was located under this weather pattern and being more agriculturally incline possibly affecting the results of the collectivist cultural dimensions. Huo and Randall (1991) revealed the considerable difference in Hofstede’s cultural dimensions in different Chinese regions forcing the extension of the sample under this research to be supported by distinctive group in order to accentuate this phenomenon. However, further exploration shad to be undertaken since the latter article was written more than two decades ago and the further chapter would underpin the transformation of the society since this time.

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