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Chimenson, D., Tung, R. L., Panibratov, A. & Fang, T. (2022). The paradox and change of Russian cultural values. International Business Review, 31(3), Article ID 101944.
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2022 (engelsk)Inngår i: International Business Review, ISSN 0969-5931, E-ISSN 1873-6149, Vol. 31, nr 3, artikkel-id 101944Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Existing studies on Russian culture using the dominant dimensional theory of culture (e.g., Hofstede’s), in general, offer “stereotypical” characterization of that country’s societal culture but fail to capture the dynamics of cultural values that exist in Russian business and society. We argue that this weakness stems from the either/or logic associated with such an approach. We echo the call for improving the quality of cross-cultural research by going beyond Hofstede (Tung & Verbeke, 2010) through studying cultural paradoxes and their embedded contexts (e.g., Osland & Bird, 2000) in historical and contemporary Russia. To this end, we have applied Faure & Fang’s (2008) framework which builds on the holistic, dynamic, and paradoxical Yin Yang thinking to unravel the paradox inherent and changes to Russian cultural values over time. We find that underlying paradoxical values that traditionally coexisted in Russian culture during the Communist regime have been further reinforced as a consequence of Russia’s interactions with the rest of the world. In post-Communist Russia, traditional values have not disappeared; rather, they coexist and interact with new values as a result of cultural learning and knowledge transfer in global economy. We discuss the implications of these findings for future research.

Russia, Russian culture, Chinese culture, Cultural change, Cross-cultural management, Paradox, Yin Yang
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-206233 (URN)10.1016/j.ibusrev.2021.101944 (DOI)000819954500004 ()2-s2.0-85119079140 (Scopus ID)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2022-06-14 Laget: 2022-06-14 Sist oppdatert: 2022-08-16bibliografisk kontrollert
Fjellström, D., Fang, T. & Chimenson, D. (2019). Explaining reshoring in the context of Asian competitiveness: evidence from a Swedish firm. Journal of Asia Business Studies, 13(2), 277-293
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Explaining reshoring in the context of Asian competitiveness: evidence from a Swedish firm
2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: Journal of Asia Business Studies, ISSN 1558-7894, E-ISSN 1559-2243, Vol. 13, nr 2, s. 277-293Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]


The purpose of this paper is to arrive at a different understanding of reshoring in Asia vis-à-vis the Western context of competitiveness, through a case study of the Swedish company FM Mattsson.


Empirical studies with semi-structured interviews have been conducted both in Sweden and China to gain an in-depth understanding of the case company’s reshoring activities.


The findings point at reshoring as a competitive means to respond to the dynamics of internal (firm-specific) and external (country-specific) factors. Reshoring comes as a dynamic process by reshuffling resources inside and outside of the firm that strives for continuous competitiveness. Organizations need to meet the challenges of changing environment, especially the dynamic business competition in Asia, and reshoring is a way.


This paper contributes to the literature by perceiving reshoring as a dynamic process of competitiveness development. Reshoring is not seen as one-off short-term decision-making on cost and location but as a long-term process in response to the dynamic internal and external challenges ahead.

China, Sweden, Outsourcing, Competitiveness, Reshoring
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-173061 (URN)10.1108/JABS-07-2016-0106 (DOI)000479245500006 ()
Tilgjengelig fra: 2019-09-20 Laget: 2019-09-20 Sist oppdatert: 2022-02-26bibliografisk kontrollert
Fang, T. & Chimenson, D. (2017). The Internationalization of Chinese Firms and Negative Media Coverage: The Case of Geely's Acquisition of Volvo Cars. Thunderbird International Business Review, 59(4), 483-502
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2017 (engelsk)Inngår i: Thunderbird International Business Review, ISSN 1096-4762, E-ISSN 1520-6874, Vol. 59, nr 4, s. 483-502Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Chinese firms are internationalizing at an unprecedented speed. One profound phenomenon linked to this active Chinese firms internationalization process is that the process tends to be confronted with negative media coverage of China and Chinese firms in Western countries. How to understand and cope with the negative image of China and Chinese firms, as they are often seen in the Western media, emerges as a relevant and timely research topic in the study of the internationalization of Chinese firms. The purpose of this article is to stimulate ideas for further research on the relations between the internationalization of Chinese firms and the media coverage. We use the case of Geely's acquisition of Volvo Cars, which was to a large extent negatively reported in the Swedish media during 2008-2013, as inspiration to identify the interesting research themes and questions. Given the increasing anti-globalization trend, we hypothesize that Chinese firms will have to face up to the reality of negative media coverage in many Western countries for the foreseeable future, at least in the firms' initial establishment phases. We end our paper with the managerial implications.

Volvo Cars, Media, Internationalization of Chinse firms, Geely, China and Sweden
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-145362 (URN)10.1002/tie.21905 (DOI)000403703400004 ()
Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-07-26 Laget: 2017-07-26 Sist oppdatert: 2022-02-28bibliografisk kontrollert