A retrospective on Culture’s Consequences: The 35-year journey

Published on Jan 1, 2017in Journal of International Business Studies7.724
· DOI :10.1057/s41267-016-0037-9
Bradley L. Kirkman39
Estimated H-index: 39
(NCSU: North Carolina State University),
Kevin B. Lowe21
Estimated H-index: 21
(University of Auckland),
Cristina B. Gibson38
Estimated H-index: 38
(UWA: University of Western Australia)
Abstract Our 2006 Journal of International Business Studies article, “A Quarter Century of Culture’s Consequences: A Review of the Empirical Research Incorporating Hofstede’s Cultural Values Framework,” provided a comprehensive review of 180 empirical journal articles and edited volume chapters published between 1980 and June 2002 that incorporated Hofstede’s cross-cultural values framework. We examined empirical research that positioned culture as either a main or moderating effect. The review attempted to make sense of the almost quarter century of research examining the impact of culture at the individual, group/organization, and country levels. In the present commentary, we provide: (a) a summary of the progress that has been made in the intervening decade, and most importantly, (b) a new set of recommendations for the next decade to guide those wishing to study the role of national culture in organizations.
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