I’ve come to the conclusion that prevailing concepts of culture often used in cross-cultural management scholarship are rather bland. Let me explain. Over the last
‘Autocracy is better than democracy’. How many cross-cultural management scholars would agree with this? Yet why should democracy be an aim of modern societies? Are
The simple answer to this question is that this is because there is no such thing (abstract noun or otherwise) as a ‘culture’ and therefore
Cross-cultural management scholars question the universalism of management universals, yet ignore wider assumed societal universals that impact their work.
I have for sometime been interested in developing a theory of cross-cultural interfaces (Jackson, 2011), which rather than focusing (after Hofstede) on cultural differences among
I’ve just finished reading Henning Mankell’s novel The Man from Beijing, where, as part of a sub-plot the Chinese are preparing to ship thousands of China’s