Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorPower, D
dc.contributor.authorSchoenherr, T
dc.contributor.authorSamson, D
dc.date.available2014-05-21T23:24:09Z
dc.date.issued2010-05-01
dc.identifierhttp://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000276558000004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=d4d813f4571fa7d6246bdc0dfeca3a1c
dc.identifier.citationPower, D., Schoenherr, T. & Samson, D. (2010). The cultural characteristic of individualism/collectivism: A comparative study of implications for investment in operations between emerging Asian and industrialized Western countries. Journal of Operations Management, 28 (3), pp.206-222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jom.2009.11.002.
dc.identifier.issn0272-6963
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/29611
dc.description.abstractThis study provides insight into the importance of national culture, investment in operations, and performance in the context of emerging Asian economies with a collectivist orientation, which are compared to industrialized Western nations with an individualist orientation. Hypotheses are developed and tested based on the cultural concept of individualism/collectivism, the theory of performance frontiers, and the extent of economic development. More specifically, data collected from 639 manufacturing plants in nine countries are used to first assess the influence of the cultural trait of individualism/collectivism on the extent of investment in structural assets (specifically: physical and capital-based) and infrastructural assets (specifically: team-based methods and improvement programs). Second, the influence of the extent of economic development on these investment factors is measured. Third, evidence is provided supportive of the theory of performance frontiers, and the nature of resource investments in the context of the cultural construct of individualism/collectivism. And fourth, support is provided for the efficacy of this theory, as well as for its compatibility and association with the resource-based view of the firm. Overall, this study makes important contributions to both theory and practice, and provides evidence for the role played by the cultural characteristic of individualism/collectivism in determining plant level investment outcomes in emerging Asian economies.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subjectBusiness and Management
dc.titleThe cultural characteristic of individualism/collectivism: A comparative study of implications for investment in operations between emerging Asian and industrialized Western countries
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jom.2009.11.002
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentManagement and Marketing
melbourne.source.titleJournal of Operations Management
melbourne.source.volume28
melbourne.source.issue3
melbourne.source.pages206-222
dc.description.pagestart206
melbourne.publicationid150404
melbourne.elementsid326259
melbourne.contributor.authorPower, Damien
melbourne.contributor.authorSamson, Daniel
melbourne.internal.ingestnoteAbstract bulk upload (2017-07-20)
dc.identifier.eissn1873-1317
melbourne.accessrightsThis item is currently not available from this repository


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record