TitleLong- vs. short-term performance perspectives of Western European, Japanese, and U.S. countries: where do they lie?
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsPeterson, RL, Dibrell, C, Pett, TL
JournalJournal of World Business
Volume37
Issue4
Pagination245-255
Date Published2002
KeywordsManagement
Abstract

This paper examines the differences between Eastern and Western companies regarding long- vs. short-term orientations. Utilizing Hofstede's long-term orientation index, this study scrutinizes both long- and short-term performance measurements for companies from Western Europe, Japan, and the United States. The findings suggest that Western European companies place an equally higher priority on both long- and short-term measures of performance compared to companies from Japan and the United States. Additionally, Japanese companies were postulated by the literature to employ a long-term orientation toward company performance greater than U.S. companies. However, our results do not support this statement, as U.S. and Japanese companies were not statistically significantly different.

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