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Leading cultural research in the future: A matter of paradigms and taste


Earley, PC, Leading cultural research in the future: A matter of paradigms and taste, International Journal of Business Studies, 37 pp. 922-931. ISSN 1555-7715 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400236


The styles and approaches used in cross-cultural organizational research are nearly as varied as the cultures under study. We see two variations of one dominant style in the work of Hofstede and the GLOBE research consortium. In this commentary, I shall place these approaches in context and discuss alternatives that seem to be highly promising but largely overlooked. Based on this analysis, I conclude that it may well be time that this form of large-scale, multi-country survey be set aside for the development of alternative mid-range theories having a more direct application and explanation for organizational phenomena in a cultural and national context.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Work and labour market
Objective Field:Work and labour market not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Earley, PC (Professor Chris Earley)
ID Code:101808
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:117
Deposited By:Faculty of Business
Deposited On:2015-07-10
Last Modified:2015-07-24

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