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The Differences in Values Between Managers of the European Founding Countries, the New Members and the Applicant Countries: Societal Orientation or Financial Orientation?

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Carolyn Egri
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Wade Danis
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Arunas Starkus
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Marina Dabic
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Florian Wangenheim
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Tevfik Dalgic
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Francisco Castro
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Vojko Potocan
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Masoud Kavoossi
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Mario Molteni
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Ilya Girson
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Detelin Elenkov
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José Pla-Barber
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Isabelle Maignan
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Mark Weber
Alan Wallace
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Abstract

Advocates for a social Europe are worried that the accession of ex-Eastern Bloc countries into the European Community would lead European corporations to emphasize a financial orientation rather than a societal orientation. We examined this question in a study of the values orientations of 3,836 managers in 16 countries representing established EU, new EU, and candidate EU country groups. Within-Europe managerial values convergence was found in a relatively high openness to change and low self-enhancement values. However, we found divergent values such that managers in established EU countries were more self-transcendent and less conservative than their counterparts in new EU and candidate EU countries. Implications for the convergence of future values within the Europe region are discussed.

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hal-01796514 , version 1 (20-05-2018)

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Emmanuelle Reynaud, Carolyn Egri, David Ralston, Wade Danis, Arunas Starkus, et al.. The Differences in Values Between Managers of the European Founding Countries, the New Members and the Applicant Countries: Societal Orientation or Financial Orientation?. European Management Journal, 2007, 25 (2), pp.132 - 145. ⟨10.1016/j.emj.2007.02.005⟩. ⟨hal-01796514⟩

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