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Cross-Cultural Management Revisited: A Qualitative Approach

Philippe d'Iribarne, Sylvie Chevrier, Alain Henry, Jean-Pierre Segal, and Geneviève Tréguer-Felten


The cross-cultural management literature is still dominated by the quantitative approach to cultures which made the research field popular in the early 1980’s. While the hegemony of this approach was being consolidated, a French research group, Gestion & Société, led by Philippe d’Iribarne, was conducting alternative research. Over the past thirty years, the team has carried out investigations in over fifty countries, collecting data from a large sample of companies concerned with making the most of the cultures with which they were dealing. This book provides an overview of the lessons learnt ... More

Keywords: Cross-cultural management, national culture, interpretative research, universe of meaning, cultural reference, cultural embeddedness, management practice transfer, multicultural team, English as a lingua franca, interpretative methodology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198857471
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198857471.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philippe d'Iribarne, author
Managing Director of Gestion et Société (National Cultures & Organisations), National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris

Sylvie Chevrier, author
Professor for Intercultural Management and Deputy Vice-President for International Relations, Université Gustave Eiffel

Alain Henry, author
Gestion et Société