Alternative explanations of relationship maintenance intention in mediation: A comparison study of Korean and Indonesian firms

Hong-Youl Ha (Department of International Trade, Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea)
Jang-Gyem Kim (Department of Malay-Indonesian Interpretation and Translation, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Yongin, South Korea)
Yongkyun Chung (Department of International Trade, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, South Korea)

Journal of Korea Trade

ISSN: 1229-828X

Publication date: 4 December 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to select the best model among alternative models explaining the relationship maintenance in mediation.

Design/methodology/approach

Four alternative models are employed in order to select best fit model through the test of each construct using Korean and Indonesian firm data.

Findings

The settlement model out of four alternative models is the best fit model in both Korea and Indonesia. The nexus of experience-settlement is not similar between Korea and Indonesia. The nexus of cost-saving-settlement is similar between two countries.

Practical implications

The field manager and policy maker get useful information from the findings. In particular, Korea and Indonesia belong to different cultural clusters.

Originality/value

This study contributes to the mediation literature through the suggestion of hypothesized model of relationship maintenance intention in mediation.

Keywords

Citation

Ha, H.-Y., Kim, J.-G. and Chung, Y. (2017), "Alternative explanations of relationship maintenance intention in mediation: A comparison study of Korean and Indonesian firms", Journal of Korea Trade, Vol. 21 No. 4, pp. 366-386. https://doi.org/10.1108/JKT-08-2017-0072

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Emerald Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2017, Korea Trade and Research Association

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