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Cross-Cultural Issues Related to Open Innovation in High-Tech Companies from Japan, Romania, Tunisia and Turkey

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  • Kiyohiro YAMAZAKI

    (Chukyo University, Nagoya, Japan)

  • Alexandru CAPATINAI

    (Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania)


    (High Business Studies Institute of Sousse (IHEC - Sousse), Tunisia)

  • Ipek KOCOGLU

    (Gebze Institute of Technology, Turkey)

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    This paper aims to emphasize the gaps between the cultural profiles of high-tech companies from Japan, Romania, Tunisia and Turkey in the context of open innovation approach. The goal is to assess the cultural profiles of the firms included in the sample, by determining a percentage distribution of Technology Isolationists, Technology Fountains, Technology Sponges and Technology Brokers. The questionnaire was implemented through structured interviews conducted within 100 companies from each country. The findings show that in the case of Japanese high-tech firms there are no significant differences within their distribution in these four clusters, while in Tunisia and Turkey the Technology Brokers are placed on the first place and in Romania the majority of the high-tech firms are assigned to Technology Sponges.

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    Article provided by Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania in its journal REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 4 (October)
    Pages: 561-573

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    Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:13:y:2012:i:4:p:561-573
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    1. Mohieddine Rahmouni & Murat Yildizoglu & Mohamed Ayadi, 2011. "Export Behaviour and Propensity to Innovate in a Developing Country: The Case of Tunisia," Working Papers halshs-00608239, HAL.
    2. Mihaela NECULITA & Daniela SARPE, 2010. "American Depression Impact on Economical Relations between European Union and United States of America," Economics and Applied Informatics, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, issue 1, pages 153-160.
    3. Marian NASTASE & Maria-Magdalena BARBU, 2011. "The Leadership Mix for Increasing the Organization’s Competitiveness," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 12(2), pages 230-239, May.
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