Antecedents of a Global Mindset: A Mixed Method Analysis of Indian, Chinese and Japanese Managers

  • Subramaniam Ananthram Curtin University
  • David Pick Curtin University
  • Theodora Issa Curtin University

Abstract

There is a growing literature pointing to the importance of global organizations having managers with global mindsets. However, some theoretical issues and contradictory research findings require attention, especially in the case of non-Western contexts. The aim of this article is to examine the extent to which current understandings about the antecedents of global mindsets apply to Indian, Chinese and Japanese organizations. Employing a quantitatively driven mixed method approach, survey data from 504 managers, and interviews with 36 executives and managers is analyzed. The findings suggest convergence in the three Asian contexts that has theoretical and practical implications. Keywords: Global Mindset, India, China, Japan, Mixed Method Approach

Author Biographies

Subramaniam Ananthram, Curtin University
Senior Lecturer - International Business School of Management Curtin Business School
David Pick, Curtin University
Associate Professor - Management School of Management Curtin Business School
Theodora Issa, Curtin University
Lecturer School of Management Curtin Business School
Published
2012-12-10
How to Cite
Ananthram, S., Pick, D., & Issa, T. (2012). Antecedents of a Global Mindset: A Mixed Method Analysis of Indian, Chinese and Japanese Managers. Contemporary Management Research, 8(4). https://doi.org/10.7903/cmr.9693
Section
Organization Behavior and Human Resource Management