The effect of self-construals on perceptions of organizational events

Pekerti, A. A. and Kwantes, C. (2009). The effect of self-construals on perceptions of organizational events. In: Torben Pedersen and Tunga Kiyak, Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business "Knowledge Development and Exchange in International Business Networks". AIB 2009 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, (204-204). 27-30 June, 2009.


Author Pekerti, A. A.
Kwantes, C.
Title of paper The effect of self-construals on perceptions of organizational events
Conference name AIB 2009 Annual Meeting
Conference location San Diego, CA
Conference dates 27-30 June, 2009
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business "Knowledge Development and Exchange in International Business Networks"
Place of Publication East Lansing, MI
Publisher Academy of International Business
Publication Year 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor Torben Pedersen
Tunga Kiyak
Start page 204
End page 204
Total pages 1
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This empirical research examines the effect of culture on the way people perceive and assign causes to events in organizations. It explores the idea that attributional biases and errors are moderated by a person’s culture. Results supported proposed hypotheses; it showed that Indonesians, New Zealanders and Canadians perceived their interdependent self-construal as salient, moderately salient and least salient, respectively. Furthermore, self-construals moderated people’s perceptions of organizational events. Those with a salient interdependent self-concept (Interdependents) attributed negative organizational events to factors that are external, less controllable, and had a more fatalistic outlook than those with a moderate interdependent self-concept (Moderate-interdependents) and less salient interdependent self-concept (Low-interdependents). In contrast, Low-interdependents attributed positive organizational events to their own actions and stable factors compared to Moderate-interdependents; they also perceived positive events as being controllable compared to Interdependents. Implications for management practices in multinational organizations are discussed.
Subjects EX
150308 International Business
910402 Management
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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