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Cultural influences on organizational processes in international projects: two case studies

Cultural influences on organizational processes in international projects: two case studies Observes that Singaporean construction firms have made increasing investments in China in recent years. It is important that these firms, as well as their Chinese counterparts, appreciate and understand each other's cultural differences/similarities. Although Singaporean culture appears to be based predominately on Chinese culture, there remain differences between the two, which, if not properly understood, can lead to misunderstandings and ineffective working. Using the four dimensions of a national culture established by Hofstede, this study is concerned with examining what constitutes Singaporean and Chinese culture. Through two case studies in China, with Singaporean and Chinese employees, the study identifies cross-cultural influences brought about by the two cultures which can affect project effectiveness. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Work Study Emerald Publishing

Cultural influences on organizational processes in international projects: two case studies

Work Study , Volume 50 (7): 10 – Dec 1, 2001

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0043-8022
DOI
10.1108/00438020110409215
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Abstract

Observes that Singaporean construction firms have made increasing investments in China in recent years. It is important that these firms, as well as their Chinese counterparts, appreciate and understand each other's cultural differences/similarities. Although Singaporean culture appears to be based predominately on Chinese culture, there remain differences between the two, which, if not properly understood, can lead to misunderstandings and ineffective working. Using the four dimensions of a national culture established by Hofstede, this study is concerned with examining what constitutes Singaporean and Chinese culture. Through two case studies in China, with Singaporean and Chinese employees, the study identifies cross-cultural influences brought about by the two cultures which can affect project effectiveness.

Journal

Work StudyEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2001

Keywords: National cultures; Singapore; China; International trade

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