Faculty Publications

Title

Cross-cultural adaptation challenges to management innovation in multinational business context: Theoretical model and practices

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Organizational Culture and Behavior: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Volume

2-4

First Page

681

Last Page

707

Abstract

With economic development and globalization, many multinational enterprises have been established. Because of the cultural and economic context differences, traditional management strategies could not be effectively implemented in multinational companies. Therefore, management innovation is necessary for those companies to achieve business success. Various studies on multinational management seem focused on differences in business environments and cultures between countries and comparative management styles. However, few studies have paid attention to the process of cross-cultural adaptation and transformation through day-to-day practices in multinational enterprises. Therefore, based on the concept of management innovation and the integrative theory of cross-cultural adaptation, this chapter intends to begin building a model to explore management innovation in multinational enterprises from the perspective of cross-cultural adaptation. Qualitative data was collectedfrom Chinese-owned multinational companies. The results support the model conceptually and provide suggestions for further studies.

Original Publication Date

2-10-2017

DOI of published version

10.4018/978-1-5225-1913-3.ch033

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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