Profile of National Issues
The analysis in Chapter 6 focused on the overall organizational climate as perceived by respondents from each of the eight countries surveyed. Responses to a number of issue propositions grouped within five broad issues provide a general and overall insight of the significant differences in the perceived organizational climate in work organizations in each respondent group's country. The analysis in this chapter uses a similar approach as that used in Chapter 5, except that the focus is on the overall national climate in terms of perceptions of issues by each group of respondents surveyed. The overall perceived national climate consists of issues relating climate for productivity and growth, national standard of living, and sociopolitical climate. Each of these three issues consists of a number of issue propositions. Again, our focus is on the relative significant differences in perceived issues, rather than on a particular level of perception as measured by a specific numerical value.
The perceived national economic climate for productivity and growth is reflected in the overall socioeconomic and political infrastructure that exists in each country as it relates to improving national productivity and growth. This national economic climate is reflected in the 19 issue propositions summarized next, which pertain to various monetary/fiscal, government support programs or policies, demographic factors, and other socioeconomic and political factors. The mean response of respondents from each country surveyed, and the average mean (A.M.) of the eight means, are shown for each of the 19 issue propositions. These propositions reflect those that are commonly used when assessing the general national economic climate for productivity and growth.