IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/rai/joeems/doi_10.1688-1862-0019_jeems_2008_01_zanger.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Psychic distance and cross – border cooperation of SMEs: An empirical study on Saxon and Czech entrepreneurs’ interest in cooperation

Author

Listed:
  • Cornelia Zanger
  • Radka Hodicová
  • Hansjoerg Gaus

Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between the psychic distance of decision makers in SMEs from specific foreign markets and their interest in cooperation with companies from those countries. Based on a review of the literature and a qualitative empirical study among entrepreneurs in the Saxon-Czech border area, the paper identifies the central explanatory variables of psychic distance, thus contributing to a theoretically-based conceptualization of this construct. Previous conceptualizations of psychic distance are extended and specified. This reveals the necessity for a wider inclusion of perceived differences in the political and legal situations, the mind-set as well as the historical development.

Suggested Citation

  • Cornelia Zanger & Radka Hodicová & Hansjoerg Gaus, 2008. "Psychic distance and cross – border cooperation of SMEs: An empirical study on Saxon and Czech entrepreneurs’ interest in cooperation," Journal of East European Management Studies, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 13(1), pages 40-62.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:joeems:doi_10.1688/1862-0019_jeems_2008_01_zanger
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.hampp-verlag.de/hampp_e-journals_JEMS.htm#108
    Download Restriction: no

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Danik Lidia, 2015. "Inter-firm Relationship Quality vs. Perceived Cultural Differences," International Journal of Management and Economics, De Gruyter Open, vol. 45(1), pages 7-31, March.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    psychic distance; cross – border cooperation; internationalization; SMEs;

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
    • M11 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Production Management
    • M20 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - General
    • P31 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Socialist Enterprises and Their Transitions

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rai:joeems:doi_10.1688/1862-0019_jeems_2008_01_zanger. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Rainer Hampp). General contact details of provider: http://www.hampp-verlag.de/ .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.