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Cultural distance in international ventures : exploring perceptions of European and Chinese managers

Author: Katiuscia Vaccarini; Francesca Spigarelli; Ernesto Tavoletti; Christoph Lattemann
Publisher: Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2017.
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'This original book addresses the important issue of cultural distance and provides insights for the sustainable development of both the green technology industry and international collaboration. It does so with a multidisciplinary perspective and uses the cases of two highly relevant regions. It is a must-read for scholars and practitioners interested in the role of culture in Sino-European relations and green  Read more...
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Vaccarini, Katiuscia.
Cultural distance in international ventures.
Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2017
(OCoLC)989966283
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katiuscia Vaccarini; Francesca Spigarelli; Ernesto Tavoletti; Christoph Lattemann
ISBN: 9783319621937 3319621939
OCLC Number: 1004599065
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: List of Tables; 1 Introduction; Abstract ; References; 2 Psychic Distance and FDI: The Case of China; Abstract ; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Perception and Interpretation of the New Environment; 1.2 Relevance of the Topic and Gaps in the Extant Literature; 1.3 China: Current Trends in the Worldwide Business Scenario; 2 Theoretical Background; 2.1 Psychic Distance, Internationalization, and FDI; 2.2 Psychic Distance and Culture Perceptions in the OLI Paradigm; 2.3 OLI's Evolution to OLMA and Institutional Theory Traits. 2.4 OLI's Integration with LLL Theory and Emerging Countries MNEs Internationalization3 Methodology; 4 Analysis; 5 Discussion; 5.1 The Case of China: Relevant Findings; 5.2 "Affinity" in Cultural, Background, and Institutional Features; 6 Conclusion; References; 3 A Social Psychological Perspective on the Perceptions of Cultural Differences; Abstract ; 1 Introduction; 2 Theoretical Background; 3 Methodology; 4 Data Analysis; 5 Discussion; 5.1 Cultural Competences and Skills; 5.2 The Sociocognitive Value of the Intercultural Laboratory; 5.3 Cultural Laboratory Syllabus; 6 Conclusion. 3 Methodology4 Data, Analyses, and Propositions; 4.1 Within-Case Analysis; 4.2 Cross-Case Analysis; 4.3 Propositions; 5 Discussion; 6 Conclusion and Policy Implications; References; 6 Summary Conclusions; Abstract ; References; 7 Appendix; Abstract ; References; Index.
Responsibility: Katiuscia Vaccarini, Francesca Spigarelli, Ernesto Tavoletti, Christoph Lattemann.

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