The cultural roots of compositional capability in China: balanced moderation

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    Abstract

    A large number of Chinese firms lack the resources for having competitive advantages. Under this severe constraint, such firms are forced to find new paths toward developing certain competitive advantages, including the ability to combine ordinary resources into novel competitive advantages, which is referred to as compositional capability. Such a special capability underlying novel competitive advantages is related to certain cultural factors, such as the Chinese cultural tradition in the case of China. However, the potential links between compositional capability and the Chinese cultural tradition remain poorly understood and largely unspecified. This paper responds to the call for more research on identifying relevant cultural factors by explicating the inherent connections between compositional capability and the Chinese cultural value of balanced moderation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1217-1237
    Number of pages21
    JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Management
    Volume37
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020

    Keywords

    • Balanced moderation
    • China
    • Compositional capability
    • Cultural root

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business and International Management
    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
    • Strategy and Management

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