Cooperative Struggle

Re-framing Intercultural Conflict in the Management of Sino-American Joint Ventures

Kathleen Krone, Sarah Steimel

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Abstract

Sino-American economic joint ventures are most often studied through a lens of technical rationality that typically emphasizes organizational efficiency, reduces culture to a manageable resource, and views conflict as discrete disruptions requiring efficient handling. Here, we conceptualize Sino-American business partnerships as sites of struggle where co-managers' accounts of intercultural disagreements reveal friction around action, voice, interests, and identity. We propose cooperative struggle as a critical management practice for working creatively with the multiple forms of difference that arise in this organizational form.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-279
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of International and Intercultural Communication
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Cooperative Struggle
  • Intercultural Conflict
  • Power and Resistance
  • Sino-American Joint Ventures

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Cooperative Struggle : Re-framing Intercultural Conflict in the Management of Sino-American Joint Ventures. / Krone, Kathleen; Steimel, Sarah.

In: Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Vol. 6, No. 4, 01.11.2013, p. 259-279.

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