publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Mapping World Cultures: Cluster Formation, Sources and Implications

Simcha Ronen; Oded Shenkar;
  • Published: 29 Aug 2013
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
This paper extends and builds on Ronen and Shenkar’s synthesized cultural clustering of countries based on similarity and dissimilarity in work-related attitudes. The new map uses an updated dataset, and expands coverage to world areas that were non-accessible at the time. Cluster boundaries are drawn empirically rather than intuitively, and the plot obtained is triple nested, indicating three levels of similarity across given country pairs. Also delineated are cluster adjacency and cluster cohesiveness, which vary from the highly cohesive Arab and Anglo clusters to the least cohesive Confucian and Far Eastern clusters. Exploring predictors of cluster formation,...
Subjects
free text keywords: Management of Technology and Innovation, Strategy and Management, Economics and Econometrics, General Business, Management and Accounting, Business and International Management, Business, Globalization, International trade, business.industry, International business, Cluster (physics), Economic geography, Plot (narrative), Group cohesiveness, Cluster analysis, Divergence, Marketing, Adjacency list
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