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National culture and multinational performance

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  • Halkos, George
  • Tzeremes, Nickolaos

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The question of why some multinational corporations perform better than others is in the centre of the analysis of many international business disciplines and the subject of a never-ending debate. In that respect this paper provides empirical evidence by combining strategic management theories and performance measurement techniques. Specifically, it illustrates a way of strategic performance measurement by emphasising the impact of home country’s national culture on MNCs’ performance. Our empirical evidences suggest that home country’s national culture has a direct impact on MNCs’ performance. Additionally, the results clearly indicate that MNCs with higher performance have clear and distinct characteristics.

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  • Halkos, George & Tzeremes, Nickolaos, 2008. "National culture and multinational performance," MPRA Paper 23763, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:23763
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    Keywords

    Multinational Performance; National Culture; Cultural Distance Index; Data Envelopment Analysis.;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General

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