Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings includes abstracts of all papers and symposia presented at the annual conference, plus 6-page abridged versions of the “Best Papers” accepted for inclusion in the program (approximately 10%). Papers published in the Proceedings are abridged because presenting papers at their full length could preclude subsequent journal publication. Please contact the author(s) directly for the full papers.

New Approaches to the Study of Cross-cultural Differences

    This paper discusses the possibilities of studying cross-cultural management by means of the lacuna model. The lacuna model is a research tool for “unlocking” gaps in all areas of cross-cultural communication. The lacuna model is able to address the limitations of traditional dimensional approaches and reflect the shift in cross-cultural management research towards a more dynamic conceptualization of culture. Using numerous empirical examples, the authors demonstrate how the lacuna model can be applied in praxis to the analysis of cross-cultural interactions in a structured manner. Finally, the authors compare the lacuna model to Hofstede’s framework, offering suggestions for the deployment of these two approaches in the field of cross-cultural management.

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