Innovation in Multinational Firms: Does Cultural Fit Enhance Performance?

Item Type Journal paper

Using a dataset of 139 R&D laboratories located in 21 countries, this study empirically tests whether a fit among R&D laboratory mission and national culture impacts R&D performance. Specifically, the authors assume that some cultures possess a natural advantage when it comes to capability augmenting tasks, while other cultures are better suited to host capability exploiting tasks. Where the mission of the laboratory is capability exploiting, their results support a positive effect of culture-mission alignment. However, no relationship between mission-culture alignment and performance can be found in case of capability augmenting laboratories.

Authors Ambos, Björn & Schlegelmilch, Bodo
Journal or Publication Title Management International Review
Language English
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 2008
Publisher Gabler/GWV-Fachverl.
Place of Publication Wiesbaden
Volume 48
Number 2
Page Range 189-206
Number of Pages 18
ISSN 0938-8249
Depositing User Anja Schuster
Date Deposited 21 Nov 2012 22:28
Last Modified 23 Aug 2016 11:15


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Ambos, Björn & Schlegelmilch, Bodo (2008) Innovation in Multinational Firms: Does Cultural Fit Enhance Performance? Management International Review, 48 (2). 189-206. ISSN 0938-8249

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