Are organisational cultural distances affected by another human factor: innovativeness? Part I
by Ismo Koponen
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (IJEIM), Vol. 4, No. 4, 2004

Abstract: The general purpose of my research project is to quantify a human factor of four or more determinants that presumably affect cultural distances either by narrowing or widening gaps between business organisations. The four determinants in the basic factor are: attitude, interest, knowledge and adaptation ability – all to be isolated within the context of a business organisation's relationships with its foreign cooperators. The more specific aim of this paper is to report on my study on innovativeness as a possible additional factor. A hypothesis to be tested is that business people who find themselves innovative are also more likely to be more flexible towards foreign business cultures.

Online publication date: Tue, 12-Oct-2004

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