The Impact of National Culture and Economic Ideology on Managerial Work Values: A Study of the United States, Russia, Japan, and China

TitleThe Impact of National Culture and Economic Ideology on Managerial Work Values: A Study of the United States, Russia, Japan, and China
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRalston, D., Holt, D. H., Terpstra, R. H., and Kai-Cheng, Y.
JournalJournal of International Business Studies
Volume39
IssueJan/Feb
Pagination8 - 26
KeywordsChina, corporate culture, culture, economic ideology, Japan, management, managers, Russia
Abstract

This study assesses the impact of economic ideology and national culture on the individual work values of managers in the United States, Russia, Japan, and China. The convergence-divergence-crossvergence (CDC) framework was used as a theoretical framework for the study, while the Schwartz Value Survey (SVS) was used to operationalize our investigation of managerial work values across these four countries. The findings largely support the crossvergence perspective, while also confirming the role of national culture. Implications from the findings are drawn for the convergence-divergence-crossvergence of values, as well as for the feasibility of multidomestic or global strategies for a corporate culture.

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