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

UNSPECIFIED (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, Economics and Entrepreneurship (JIBE), 4 (1). pp. 29-73. ISSN 0128-7494

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.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Malaysian Entrepreneurship Development Centre (MEDEC)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of International Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship (JIBE)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of International Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship
ISSN: 0128-7494
Volume: 4
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 29-73
Official URL: https://jibe.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 16740
Uncontrolled Keywords: A cross cultural study; Ownership; Swedish multinational corporations
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/16740

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