The Role of Culture in Responsible Business Practice: An Exploration of Finnish and Russian SMEs

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Maria Uzhegova, Lasse Torkkeli, Maria Ivanova-Gongne
Editors: Chidlow A., Ghauri P., Buckley T., Gardner E., Qamar A., Pickering E.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Book title: The Changing Strategies of International Business. The Academy of International Business
ISBN: 978-3-030-03930-1
eISBN: 978-3-030-03931-8


Abstract

National culture has been studied extensively in the context of small-
and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) internationalization processes.
With the current focus on the greater integration of SMEs into both
international trade and achievement of global sustainability, it is
worth investigating the role that national culture plays in SMEs’
responsible business practices in the cross-border business relationship
context. The qualitative approach used to study Finnish and Russian
SMEs reveals that the cultural differences are reflected in SMEs’
responsible business practices only to some extent while they are more
visible in their international business. This study thus contributes to
the literature on both SME internationalization and small business
responsibility by applying the lens of national culture to the
phenomenon of small business responsibility in international business
relationships.


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