Comparing the Decision Styles of American, Chinese and Japanese Business Leaders
Best Paper Proceedings of Academy of Management Meetings, Washington, DC, August 2001
10 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2006
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.
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
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