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Does national culture still matter? Evidence from European Union innovation rates

Garcia Martinez, Marian, Zouaghi, Ferdaous, Sanchez, Mercedes (2016) Does national culture still matter? Evidence from European Union innovation rates. In: R&D Management Conference 2016. . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This study examines the effects of national culture on EU firm innovation performance. Using CIS data for 2010 and 2012 from 13 EU countries and Hosftede measures of culture, we apply multi-level modelling to examine the impact of four dimensions of culture on radical and incremental innovation performance. Results indicate that low power distance and muscularity are positively related to radical innovation, whereas organizations operating in national cultures that display an unequal distribution of power (higher power distance) are more prompt to low risk innovation. Firm innovative performance is stronger in collectivistic cultures compared to individualistic behaviours. This paper provides important implications for the organization of national environments that promote creativity and innovation.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Marketing
Depositing User: Marian Garcia
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 10:43 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/56176 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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