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Katiuscia Vaccarini
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
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#1Katiuscia Vaccarini (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
#2Francesca Spigarelli (University of Macerata)H-Index: 8
Last.Christoph Lattemann (JU: Jacobs University Bremen)H-Index: 7
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This chapter investigates to what extent and how perceptions of culture affect European investment decisions to China. First, it analyzes managers’ perceptions of “culture.” Secondly, it examines whether European managers’ perceptions are based on a European culture or on national cultures, and whether intra-China cultural differences are considered. We adopt a multiple case study research design composed of a panel of six European companies investing in China in the green tech industry. We use ...
#1Katiuscia Vaccarini (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
#2Francesca Spigarelli (University of Macerata)H-Index: 8
Last.Christoph Lattemann (JU: Jacobs University Bremen)H-Index: 7
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Building on social psychology and international business literature, this chapter aims at raising managers’ awareness on the opportunity to capitalize on cultural differences in cross-cultural business contexts. This work is based on survey data and interviews to European managers investing in China through FDI in the environmental industry. First, this work investigates managers’ perceptions of culture within the multidimensional concept of psychic distance, which is a 12 dimension-based constr...
Last.Ernesto TavolettiH-Index: 6
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The concept of psychic distance (PD) is recently re-introduced to International Business research to identify determinants, motives and location choices of foreign direct investments (FDI) from emerging market multinationals. In the context of Chinese green tech OFDI to Germany, we investigates if managers perceive differences, if they think that these perceived differences impact their international business activities between these two countries, and if manager’s perceptions change over time...
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