Power Distance and Uncertainty Avoidance: A Cross-National Examination of Their Impact on Conflict Management Modes. - Journal of International Business Research

Power Distance and Uncertainty Avoidance: A Cross-National Examination of Their Impact on Conflict Management Modes.

By Journal of International Business Research

  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Économie

Description

ABSTRACT The aim of this research study was to examine two of Geert Hofstede's cultural dimensions (Power Distance and Uncertainty Avoidance) in three countries--the US, Nigeria and India. This research also aimed at examining the impact of these two cultural dimensions on five conflict management modes--avoidance, accommodation, compromise, competition and collaboration--using Kilmann and Thomas's (1977) MODE instrument.