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The principles or system of ownership and control of the means of production and distribution by the people collectively, usually under the supervision of a government.

col·lec′tiv·ist n.
col·lec′tiv·is′tic adj.
col·lec′tiv·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.collectivistic - subscribing to the socialistic doctrine of ownership by the people collectively
socialist, socialistic - advocating or following the socialist principles; "socialistic government"
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This might be reflective of South Korea's status as a group-oriented, or collectivistic, culture.
Reward allocations in the United States, Japan, and Korea: a comparison of individualistic and collectivistic cultures.
Further, within both individualistic and collectivistic cultures, Triandis and Gelfand (1998) differentiate between horizontal and vertical patterns of the culture, depending on the dominant social values in the culture.
In individualistic cultures, advertising must persuade target consumers, whereas in collectivistic cultures, the focus must be on relationship building between buyer and seller.
For example, Internet users from collectivistic societies, such as China and India, expect Web sites to emphasize family themes and in-group consciousness in the form of visuals showing family bonding, togetherness, and symbols of national identity.
Countries where people belong to a large number of different voluntary associations and where people believe that "most people can be trusted" are more individualistic, not collectivistic as some political scientists and activists seem to think (Realo et al.
Their collectivistic cultural values must be respected and incorporated into pathways to treatment admission.
After an introductory chapter, the second chapter of the book is devoted to the comparison of people's preferences for individualistic or collectivistic values in Europe.
The product appealed to either collectivistic ideals (representing Asian cultural norms) or individualistic ideals (representing American cultural norms).
social work students in this Ugandan internship learned a tremendous amount about the collectivistic culture in northern Uganda; the nature of social work in this area; and the economic, political, and social factors affecting the everyday lives of families.
If the staggering human costs of radical, nondemocratic socialism in the twentieth century seem to echo Soloviev's prophetic warnings about the false unity of materially based collectivistic norms, the twenty-first century still awaits a reckoning of the costs associated with the false unity of plutocratic norms, now applied on a global scale.
Social dilemma, spending on public good versus individual welfare, European freight railways, negative externalities of freight truck transport, social identities, collectivistic and individualistic cultural orientations, enlightened self-interests