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Response Strategies in an International Strategic Alliance Experimental Context : cross-country differences

Tjemkes, Brian V. ; Furrer, Olivier ; Adolfs, Koen ; Aydinlik

In: Journal of International Management, 2012, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 66-84

International strategic alliances have grown increasingly popular in recent decades, yet their failure rate is extremely high. Poor management of adverse situations contributes significantly to such high failure rates. Moreover, the international environments in which international strategic alliances operate exacerbate the adverse situations and make their management more critical. However,...

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Responding to Adverse Situations within Exchange Relationships : The Cross-Cultural Validity of a Circumplex Model

Furrer, Olivier ; Tjemkes, Brian V. ; Aydinlik, Arzu Ülgen ; Donmez, Dilek ; Adolfs, Koen

In: Journal of cross-cultural psychology, 2012, vol. 43, no. 6, p. 943-966

When faced with adverse situations in exchange relationships, the people involved are required to respond. Response strategies are reactions to such adverse situations and represent cognitive schemata organized in an integrated structure forming a mental map. Extant response strategy research implicitly assumes that the content and internal structure of response strategies is universal, but with...