Title

Culture-Based Values and Management Style of Marketing Decision Makers in Six Western Pacific Rim Countries

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-19-2010

Publication Title

Journal of Global Marketing, 23(2)

Department

Business and Leadership

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to examine the relationship between management style and cultural values of decision makers in six Western Pacific Rim countries. Surveys were conducted with marketing managers in the six study countries using data collection techniques appropriate to the country, including mail and personal interview. Obtained sample sizes ranged from 67 to 216; samples were either judgment or convenience samples. Values were measured by Hofstede's (1980, 2001) original four dimensions. Results show that substantive differences in management style exist between managers from different countries and that cultural values have some explanatory power. Although statistically significant relationships between management style and cultural values were found, substantive significance was low. The research has implications for strategic alliance formation and for formation of cross-cultural management teams, as it is linking styles of decision making to cultural values of decision makers.

Volume

23

Issue

2

pp.

139-151

ISSN

0891-1762