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Avoidance as the First Choice of Default Management: Challenges in Overseas Korean Organizations

Inju Yang (University College Dublin)
Aidan Kelly (University College Dublin)

Journal of Asia Business Studies

ISSN: 1558-7894

Article publication date: 1 May 2008

Abstract

Avoidance becomes the default management style for dealing with cross‐cultural conflict in overseas Korean organizations rather than a collaborative style. We argue in this conceptual paper, this is due to the absence of personalized informal social ties that are utilized in domestic Korean organizations to progress information sharing and conflict resolution, and to the absence of a structured and transparent conflict resolution mechanism understood and accepted by both Korean managers and overseas workers.

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Yang, I. and Kelly, A. (2008), "Avoidance as the First Choice of Default Management: Challenges in Overseas Korean Organizations", Journal of Asia Business Studies, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 61-67. https://doi.org/10.1108/15587890880000408

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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