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Is Distance the Same Across Cultures? A Measurement-Equivalence Perspective on the Cultural Distance Paradox

Multinational Enterprises, Markets and Institutional Diversity

ISBN: 978-1-78441-422-1, eISBN: 978-1-78441-421-4

ISSN: 1745-8862

Publication date: 25 October 2014

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This chapter presents the first assessment of the cross-cultural comparability of cultural distance. Paradoxical findings that plague extant cultural distance research may be understood from the found lack of measurement equivalence.

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van Hoorn, A. and Maseland, R. (2014), "Is Distance the Same Across Cultures? A Measurement-Equivalence Perspective on the Cultural Distance Paradox", Multinational Enterprises, Markets and Institutional Diversity (Progress in International Business Research, Vol. 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 207-227. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1745-886220140000009008

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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