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Culturally contingent differences in the attributes of Hispanic American and non-Hispanic American business managers
by Rodriguez, Antonio Flavio, D.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2007, 167; 3485303
Abstract (Summary)

Numerous cross-cultural studies have shown culturally contingent differences in the attributes of leaders and managers from different societies. The purpose of this quantitative, cross-sectional survey study was to enhance the understanding of culturally contingent differences in the attributes of two cultural/ethnic groups: Hispanic American business managers, who are in the process of acculturating to the United States, and non- Hispanic American managers. The attributes of managers were measured using Hofstede’s four dimensions of national culture. The size of the Hispanic American population in the United States, which is almost 15% of the total current United States population and which is projected to be about 33% of the total United States population by 2100 justifies the need for information about the topic of this study. The lack of such information is the rationale for the study. This study might benefit United States business leaders who will be hiring or promoting an increasing number of Hispanic American business managers in future years. Additionally, the study might contribute indirectly to the knowledge base needed for the successful globalization of United States firms to Latin America.

The study showed mixed results. There were similarities and differences compared to the results of Hofstede’s study of 53 nations and to other cross-cultural studies. However no statistically significant conclusions could be drawn from the results. Therefore, the study should be viewed as exploratory rather than confirmatory.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Dasgupta, Tathagata
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 73/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Business managers, Hispanic-Americans
Publication Number: 3485303
ISBN: 978-1-267-01862-5
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