Mikael Søndergaard
Aarhus University
Publications 24
#1Mark F. Peterson (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 30
#2Mikael Søndergaard (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 6
Last.Aycan Kara (Indiana University Southeast)H-Index: 3
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Abstract International business (IB) scholars continue to struggle to theorize the relationship between country and cultural group boundaries. To progress, we first consider functional, institutional, and critical event explanations for cultural characteristics and boundaries. Second, we contrast theories of explicit global structure based on countries with theories based on implicit cultural groups. Third, we consider the implications of explicit country-based and implicit culture group-based t...
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#1Mark F. Peterson (UM: Maastricht University)H-Index: 30
#2Mikael Søndergaard (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 6
We introduce the focused issue by offering a functional, institutional and critical event or FICE perspective on the relationship between cultural boundaries and the boundaries of modern nation states (termed countries here). Our perspective draws from three kinds of theory that suggest how governmental boundaries have come to be connected in different degrees and in different ways to cultural groups. We use the FICE perspective to integrate the four articles in the focused issue that speak to w...
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This article illustrates the interdisciplinary nature of the field of corporate business diplomacy using examples from academic disciplines, such as economics and political science, which can contribute to the understanding of corporate business diplomacy. Examples also show that corporate business diplomacy can complement business theories such as stakeholder theory and agency theory. Examples from practice show that in a broad sense, corporate business diplomacy is concerned with managing exte...
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The objective of this paper is to report from interactive teaching situations that involve a number of cross-cultural puzzles and to report on the construct value of a model in progress on bribery in China. The paper reports from eight simulations. It is a cross-disciplinary case involving joint venture, expatriation training, culture in auditing, and business ethics. The nature of the paper is that of a work in progress and thus not intended for publication at its present stage of development.
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#1Günter K. Stahl (Ad: INSEAD)H-Index: 28
#2Duncan Angwin (Oxford Brookes University)H-Index: 15
Last.H. Emre Yildiz (HHS: Stockholm School of Economics)H-Index: 5
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Despite decades of research, the key factors for success in mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and the reasons why M&As often fail remain poorly understood. While attempts to explain M&A success and failure have traditionally focused on strategic and financial factors, an emergent field of inquiry has been directed at the sociocultural and human resources issues involved in the integration of acquired or merging firms. This research has sought to explain M&A performance and underperformance in term...
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#1Mark F. PetersonH-Index: 30
International management researchers continue to struggle with whether to make nations, within-nation regions or multiple-nation groups central to the way they analyze culture. We begin by providin...
#1Joyce S OslandH-Index: 25
#2Jacob EisenbergH-Index: 10
Last.Günter K. StahlH-Index: 28
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#1Günter K. StahlH-Index: 28
#2Mark MendenhallH-Index: 7
Last.C. Hua
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#1Mikael Søndergaard (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 6