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Publication date: 2 October 2007

Ravi Chinta and Nejat Capar

China, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, has become a major trading partner with the USA. However, trading with Chinese involves major cultural barriers…

Abstract

Purpose

China, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, has become a major trading partner with the USA. However, trading with Chinese involves major cultural barriers. The Chinese and US cultures differ widely in their values, which produces different attitudes and behaviors. This study purports to add to the existent knowledge on the managerial values in the USA and China by empirically comparing and contrasting these values along several dimensions.

Design/methodology/approach

This empirical investigation examines the differences in managerial values between US and Chinese managers through independent sample t‐tests based on survey responses from 1,741 US and 982 Chinese managers.

Findings

The findings indicate that significant cultural differences exist between the two samples. Results show that US managers are more individualistic than their Chinese counterparts. The managerial values of the US sample are also characterized by lower power distance, uncertainty avoidance, and work ethics than the Chinese sample.

Practical implications

The findings provide support for the conventional wisdom regarding the differences between the US and Chinese cultures.

Originality/value

The large sample sizes in the research study provide strong empirical support to existent theory.

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Journal of Technology Management in China, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8779

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Publication date: 17 June 2009

Chinmay Pattnaik and B. Elango

The previous decade has been characterized by emerging market firms expanding into international markets. This trend has led to scholars in the IB arena to grapple with…

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The previous decade has been characterized by emerging market firms expanding into international markets. This trend has led to scholars in the IB arena to grapple with the new phenomenon of emerging multinational enterprises (EMNEs), specifically the relationship between internationalization and performance of the EMNEs. This paper seeks to add to the literature by capturing the impact of firm resources on the internationalization‐performance relationship. Empirical analysis on a sample of 787 Indian manufacturing firms indicates that there is a non‐linear relationship between internationalization and performance. Findings also indicate that a firm’s capabilities in cost efficiency and marketing have a moderating impact on this relationship.

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Multinational Business Review, vol. 17 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1525-383X

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