The Antecedents of Psychic Distance

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The Antecedents of Psychic Distance

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dc.contributor.author Håkanson, Lars en_US
dc.contributor.author Ambos, Björn en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:24:03Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:24:03Z
dc.date.issued 2008-12-01T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6583
dc.description.abstract This study investigates the antecedents of psychic distance. Building on original data in 25 of the world’s largest economies, we investigate potential drivers of the perceived distance among a given pair of countries. Results confirm that psychic distance is indeed a multifaceted construct which is determined by cultural, geographic and economic factors. Furthermore, our results indicate that geographic distance accounts for the largest share of the explained variance, suggesting that future studies should attribute geographic distance a more prominent role when it comes to empirically investigating international business decisions for which psychic distance perceptions may be important. They also suggest that, used in isolation, cultural distance – as measured by the so called Kogut and Singh index – is a poor predictor of distance perceptions. en_US
dc.format.extent 35 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2008-03 en_US
dc.title The Antecedents of Psychic Distance en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt08dec01 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for International Økonomi og Virksomhedsledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort INT en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of International Economics and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IEM en_US
dc.idnumber x656557299 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2008 en_US


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