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Title: The relevance of fit in management styles between managers of Sino-German international joint ventures : an empirical examination of the fit between partners' management styles in Sino-German IJVs
Author: Raj, Ingrid
Awarding Body: University of Bradford
Current Institution: University of Bradford
Date of Award: 2007
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As German organisations expand their businesses into China, the potential risks associated with a lack of fit in management styles among International Joint Venture (IJV) partner-firms have become increasingly obvious to academic researchers, human resource professionals and partner-firm managers themselves. The general consensus among researchers and practitioners is that cultural differences in management styles are a major deterrent to the success of IJVs. Limited research has been undertaken to specifically examine and identify how partner-firm managers can overcome this barrier in Sino-German IJVs.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.B.A.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Management styles; Fit; International Joint Ventures; Cultural differences; Managers; Sino-German businesses