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Vietnam: A cross-cultural comparison of upward influence ethics

David A. Ralston, Jane Terpstra-Tong, Isabelle Maignan, Nancy K. Napier and Thang Nguyen

Journal of International Management, 2006, vol. 12, issue 1, 85-105

Abstract: We explore the ethical facets of within-company upward influence behavior. Our focus is Vietnam, where only minimal research has been conducted, with comparison data from China, France, and the US--countries that have had both past and present relationships with Vietnam. Our hypotheses are developed within the contexts of the historical, business ideology, and socio-cultural relationships that Vietnam has shared with these countries. The findings indicate that Vietnam is a country that is largely unique unto itself regarding the perspective on upward influence ethics that is held by its professional workforce.

Keywords: Vietnam; China; US; France; Ethics; Upward; influence; Cross-cultural; studies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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