Measuring cultural dimensions for cross-cultural management: Corporate governance outlook

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Rabeb Riahi ORCID logo, Foued Hamouda ORCID logo, Jamel Eddine Henchiri ORCID logo


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The unobservable nature of the national culture is one of the main limits of research studying the impact of values systems’ in management sciences. This is why we aim in this study to identify a measure to three cultural dimensions namely, individualism (IND), masculinity (MASC) and long-term orientation (LTO). Our methodology is based on structural equation modeling (SEM) under LISREL approach, where latent variables are economic and demographic characteristics. Findings for the cross-national study over a period of 7 years including Tunisia, France, and Canada show that ecological indicators are able to determine studied cultural dimensions. However, due to the dynamic character of culture, some studied indicators are no longer the same as identified in prior studies.

Keywords: Individualism, Masculinity, Long-Term Orientation, Cultural Changes, SEM Method, Cross-Cultural Management

Authors’ individual contribution: Conceptualization – R.R.; Methodology – R.R.; Resources – F.H. and T.X.; Investigation – R.R.; Writing – Original Draft – R.R. and J.E.H; Writing – Review & Editing – R.R.; Visualization – R.R.; Funding Acquisition – R.R.

JEL Classification: E71, M14, O13, P46, Q51

Received: 30.12.2019
Accepted: 12.02.2020
Published online: 13.02.2020

How to cite this paper: Riahi, R., Hamouda, F., & Henchiri, J. E. (2020). Measuring cultural dimensions for cross-cultural management: Corporate governance outlook. Corporate Ownership & Control, 17(2), 157-164.