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Evaluating the effects of cultural and psychic distance on multinational corporate performance: a meta-analysis

Avloniti, Anthi, Filippaios, Fragkiskos (2018) Evaluating the effects of cultural and psychic distance on multinational corporate performance: a meta-analysis. Global Business and Economics Review, 20 (1). pp. 54-87. ISSN 1097-4954. E-ISSN 1745-1329. (doi:10.1504/GBER.2018.088481) (KAR id:59715)


The conceptual and empirical relationship between Cultural and Psychic Distance (CD&PD) and Multinational Enterprises (MNE) performance is a subject that still remains considerably underexplored. Regardless of the large number of studies, previous studies have delivered a mixed bag of results. Although previous meta-analyses have analysed the overall relationship as presented in the literature, they did not produce in-depth investigations of the moderators of the relationship. In this paper we claim that it is this lack of moderators which is the potential source of inconsistency in literature findings. Using a sample of 56 articles, the meta-analysis results indicate that different variables advocate a different relationship between CD&PD and multinational enterprises performance, thus confirming the vast number of moderators for the relationship as well as their crucial role. The most important sources of inconsistency identified from the analysis are the different measures used to capture the CD&PD and multinational enterprises performance.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1504/GBER.2018.088481
Uncontrolled keywords: Cultural Distance; Psychic Distance, Performance; Meta-analysis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Depositing User: Fragkiskos Filippaios
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 07:06 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 19:59 UTC
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Filippaios, Fragkiskos.

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