Title

Individualism And The Modern Corporation - Implications For Innovation And Entrepreneurship

Title - Alternative

J. Manage.

Keywords

Cultural Relativity; Collectivism; Life; Behavior; Quality; Debate; Business; Psychology, Applied; Management

Abstract

The extent to which entrepreneurship in established firms is the result of a more individualistic versus collectivistic culture is explored Hypotheses are tested in which it is proposed that a curvilinear relationship exists between individualism-collectivism and corporate entrepreneurship. Findings are reported from a survey completed separately by three functional area managers in each of eighty-four industrial firms. The results support the hypotheses, such that entrepreneurship is highest under conditions of balanced individualism-collectivism, and declines in highly individualistic and more collectivistic environments.

Publication Title

Journal of Management

Volume

19

Issue/Number

3

Publication Date

1-1-1993

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

595

Last Page

612

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1993ME07200005

ISSN

0149-2063

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