Comparing the Decision Styles of American, Chinese and Japanese Business Leaders
Maris G. Martinsons
City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Department of Management Sciences
Best Paper Proceedings of Academy of Management Meetings, Washington, DC, August 2001
The globalization of industry and commerce creates an imperative to understand how business leaders from different parts of the world make decisions. A recent study used the Decision Styles Inventory to compare the decision making of American business leaders with those of counterparts from Asia's two largest economies - Japan and the People's Republic of China. American, Chinese and Japanese business leaders were each found to have a distinctive decision making style that reflects differing needs for achievement, affiliation, and power. The implications for further research and international business practice are considered.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: decision making, cross-cultural, comparative management, Chinese management, Japanese management, international management, strategic decision making, decision styles, leadership
JEL Classification: D21, D70, D80, L23, M10, Z10
Date posted: December 19, 2006
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