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The competitive advantage of European nations: The impact of national culture -- a missing element in porter's analysis?

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  • Van Den Bosch, Frans A. J.
  • Van Prooijen, Arno A.

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This article uses as its starting point Michael Porter's model of the national 'diamond' to explain the role of the national environment in the competitive position of industries and firms. The authors believe, however, that the influence of national culture on the competitive advantage of nations is given too little attention in this model. In particular, strong or weak uncertainty avoidance behaviour in nations and their masculine/feminine characteristics are neglected. The national diamond rests on the base of national culture, and the latter is exogenous to the firm. In a European context, managing the different diamonds that exist itself generates competitive advantage.

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  • Van Den Bosch, Frans A. J. & Van Prooijen, Arno A., 1992. "The competitive advantage of European nations: The impact of national culture -- a missing element in porter's analysis?," European Management Journal, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 173-177, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eurman:v:10:y:1992:i:2:p:173-177
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    1. Alina HAGIU & Marinela BĂRBULESCU, 2013. "The Competitive Advantage Of Nations And The Particularities Of Romanian Companies," CrossCultural Management Journal, Fundația Română pentru Inteligența Afacerii, Editorial Department, issue 2, pages 23-35, November.
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    3. Dekuwmini Mornah & Raymond MacDermott, 2016. "Culture as a Determinant of Competitive Advantage in Trade," International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research (IJBESAR), Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology (EMATTECH), Kavala, Greece, vol. 9(1), pages 69-76, April.
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    5. Yui-Yip Lau & Adolf Ky Ng & David Guerrero, 2014. "Becoming a major hub in the distribution of wine: Hong Kong as a gate to Asian markets," Post-Print hal-01069882, HAL.
    6. Oz, Ozlem, 2002. "Assessing Porter's framework for national advantage: the case of Turkey," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 55(6), pages 509-515, June.
    7. Ozlem Oz, 2001. "Sources of competitive advantage of Turkish construction companies in international markets," Construction Management and Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(2), pages 135-144.
    8. repec:kap:jinten:v:16:y:2018:i:1:d:10.1007_s10843-017-0206-3 is not listed on IDEAS

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