Cultural Distance in International Ventures

Exploring Perceptions of European and Chinese Managers

  • Katiuscia Vaccarini
  • Francesca Spigarelli
  • Ernesto Tavoletti
  • Christoph Lattemann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Katiuscia Vaccarini, Francesca Spigarelli, Ernesto Tavoletti, Christoph Lattemann
    Pages 1-8
  3. Katiuscia Vaccarini, Francesca Spigarelli, Ernesto Tavoletti, Christoph Lattemann
    Pages 9-41
  4. Katiuscia Vaccarini, Francesca Spigarelli, Ernesto Tavoletti, Christoph Lattemann
    Pages 43-65
  5. Katiuscia Vaccarini, Francesca Spigarelli, Ernesto Tavoletti, Christoph Lattemann
    Pages 67-102
  6. Katiuscia Vaccarini, Francesca Spigarelli, Ernesto Tavoletti, Christoph Lattemann
    Pages 103-134
  7. Katiuscia Vaccarini, Francesca Spigarelli, Ernesto Tavoletti, Christoph Lattemann
    Pages 135-141
  8. Katiuscia Vaccarini, Francesca Spigarelli, Ernesto Tavoletti, Christoph Lattemann
    Pages 143-146
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 147-149

About this book

Introduction

'This original book addresses the important issue of cultural distance and provides insights for the sustainable development of both the green technology industry and international collaboration. It does so with a multidisciplinary perspective and uses the cases of two highly relevant regions. It is a must-read for scholars and practitioners interested in the role of culture in Sino-European relations and green technology.’

Vasyl Taras, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

This book uses the concepts of both cultural and psychic distance to analyse managers’ perceptions in international business settings, with a specific focus on European and Chinese ventures in the green technology industry. The key concept of ‘distance’ refers to the variations of cultures, languages, business practices, policies and regulations that distinguish different countries. Offering empirical case studies and theoretical refinements on how scholars can conceptualise and operationalise the psychic distance construct, the authors provide a comprehensive examination of European foreign direct investment (FDI) to China and Chinese FDI to Europe. Contributing to the Marie Curie scheme, Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energy and Environmental iNdustries (POREEN), this book is an invaluable read for managers and practitioners..

Keywords

international managers distance culture foreign direct investment psychic distance construct international ventures green technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Katiuscia Vaccarini
    • 1
  • Francesca Spigarelli
    • 2
  • Ernesto Tavoletti
    • 3
  • Christoph Lattemann
    • 4
  1. 1.Free University of Bozen-BolzanoBolzanoItaly
  2. 2.University of MacerataMacerataItaly
  3. 3.University of MacerataMacerataItaly
  4. 4.Jacobs UniversityBremenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62193-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-62192-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62193-7
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