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Examining Relationships between Culture, Creativity and Business Stage in an Emerging Market: A Categorical Data Analysis of Vietnam’s Data Set

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  • Quan-Hoang Vuong
  • Nancy K. Napier
  • Tri Dung Tran

In this article, we offer a new way of exploring relationships between three different dimensions of a business operation, namely the stage of business development, the methods of creativity and the major cultural values. Although separately, each of these has gained enormous attention from the management research community, evidenced by a large volume of research studies, there have been not many studies that attempt to describe the logic that connect these three important aspects of a business; let alone empirical evidences that support any significant relationships among these variables. The paper also provides a data set and an empirical investigation on that data set, using a categorical data analysis, to conclude that examinations of these possible relationships are meaningful and possible for seemingly unquantifiable information. The results also show that the most significant category among all creativity methods employed in Vietnamese enterprises is the “creative disciplines” rule in the “entrepreneurial phase,” while in general creative disciplines have played a critical role in explaining the structure of our data sample, for both stages of development in our consideration.

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Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series Working Papers CEB with number 12-006.

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Length: 36 p.
Date of creation: Feb 2012
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Handle: RePEc:sol:wpaper:2013/109525
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  1. Nancy K. Napier & Vuong Quan Hoang, 2011. "Getting to the real story: what Vietnamese business people wish foreigners understood about doing business in emerging and transition countries like Vietnam – before they start," International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 11(2/3/4), pages 208-220.
  2. Quan-Hoang Vuong & Nancy K. Napier, 2010. "Getting to the Real Story: What Vietnamese business people wish foreigners understood about doing business in emerging and transition countries like Vietnam – BEFORE they start," Working Papers CEB 10-051, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
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