A cross cultural study of firms with joint ownership : a study of Swedish multinational corporations in newly industrialized countries / Nick Kavoosi and John C. Mc Intosh

Nick, Kavoosi and John C., Mc Intosh (1996) A cross cultural study of firms with joint ownership : a study of Swedish multinational corporations in newly industrialized countries / Nick Kavoosi and John C. Mc Intosh. Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship, 4 (1). pp. 29-73. ISSN 0128-7494

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Abstract

This paper examines the effect of cultural differences on organizational effectiveness between Swedish firms and Asian partners in Newly Industrialized Countries. Drawing on Hofstede's (1984) dimensions of culture, the study noted large dissimilarities between sample firms on the dimensions of individualism-collectivism, power distance, uncertainty avoidance, and masculinity-femininity. Respondents in the study generally reported satisfaction with the venture's performance. The study discovered, however, that centralized planning in conjunction with an autocratic management style on the part of the Swedish partner caused a less favorable evaluation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: A cross cultural study; Ownership; Swedish multinational corporations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > International economic relations
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Customer services. Customer relations
Divisions: Malaysian Entrepreneurship Development Centre (MEDEC)
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 5
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2017 08:14
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 08:14
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/16740

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