The competitive advantage of European nations
The impact of national culture - a missing element in Porter's analysis?
European Management Journal , Volume 10 - Issue 2 p. 173- 177
This article uses as its starting point Michael Porter's model of the national ‘diamond’ to explain the role of the national environment in the competitive position of industries and firms. The authors believe, however, that the influence of national culture on the competitive advantage of nations is given too little attention in this model. In particular, strong or weak uncertainty avoidance behaviour in nations and their masculine/feminine characteristics are neglected. The national diamond rests on the base of national culture, and the latter is exogenous to the firm. In a European context, managing the different diamonds that exist itself generates competitive advantage.
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van den Bosch, F.A.J, & van Prooijen, A.A. (1992). The competitive advantage of European nations. European Management Journal, 10(2), 173–177. doi:10.1016/0263-2373(92)90066-D