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    Centre of Sociological Research


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    University of Szczecin (Poland)

    Széchenyi István University, (Hungary)

    Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)

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The role of culture and government adaptability in determining countries‘ economic performance

Vol. 16, No 3, 2023

Anna Shostya


Pace University,

New York, USA


ORCID 0000-0003-0357-3579 


The role of culture and government adaptability in determining countries‘ economic performance


Moshe Banai


Baruch College,

City University of New York, 

New York, USA


ORCID 0000-0003-3620-3291

Julieth Saenz-Molina


Fordham University, 

New York, USA


ORCID 0009-0003-2836-2257


Abstract. This study is an addition to the body of research about the relationship between culture, governance, and national economic performance. Specifically, it focuses on the mediating role of government in the relationship between national culture and Gross Domestic Product growth. We utilize the GLOBE study’s eight cultural dimensions and the World Economic Forum’s Government Adaptability Index to conduct a cross-sectional analysis in fifty-seven countries. Our results indicate that institutionally collectivist and future oriented societies are more likely to have governments that are adaptable to economic and technological changes and, thus, have a greater capacity to stimulate the output per capita growth. Additionally, the results suggest that cultural dimensions are related to each other, and these relationships may improve national economic performance. The findings provide valuable insights into policy decision-making and leadership. 


Received: January, 2023

1st Revision: April, 2023

Accepted: August, 2023


DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2023/16-3/1

JEL ClassificationO38, O43, O57, Z19

Keywords: government adaptability, culture, GDP per Capita, GLOBE study, economic growth