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A comparative analysis of cultural value orientations of Indians and migrant Indians in the USA

Budhwar, P. S., Woldu, H. and Ogbonna, Emmanuel Okechukwu 2008. A comparative analysis of cultural value orientations of Indians and migrant Indians in the USA. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management 8 (1) , pp. 79-105. 10.1177/1470595807088324

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Abstract

Understanding the cultural value systems of nations is a key factor in anticipating the behaviour of business managers and employees in a specific business environment. Many research studies have acknowledged the impact of culture on communication across nations and its impact on business operations, however no study has attempted to measure and quantify the cultural orientations of people originating from one nation, but working in two different national settings. This study adopted Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck's framework to examine cultural dimensions of a total of 580 Indian respondents comprising two groups: 429 Indian natives living and working in India and 151 Indian migrants living and working in the USA. It initially compares the cultural orientations of the total population of each of the two groups and then examines cultural differences in the same based on demographic characteristics consisting of occupation, gender, age, and level of education. The study found significant cultural value differences between the two groups on both levels of analysis. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed in detail.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Uncontrolled Keywords: comparative cultural values; cultural dimensions; Indian indigenous value system; Indian migrants; measuring cultural values
ISSN: 1470-5958
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:10
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/17697

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