National culture and friendship homophily in the multinational workplace

Mooweon Rhee, Daegyu Yang, Taeyoung Yoo

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Abstract

This article argues that cultural differences can be understood in terms of demographic homophily patterns. We test this argument by comparing friendship homophily in nationality and gender between two cultural groups (Korean and American employees) from within a multi-national corporation. Korean employees showed stronger nationality homophily owing to their collectivistic values. Confucian culture strengthened the gender homophily of the East Asian employees, especially female employees. Finally, compared to the Korean employees, the affective closeness of the US employees' friendship ties was significantly affected by friendship tie multiplexity, showing this group's instrumental disposition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-320
Number of pages22
JournalAsian Business and Management
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Strategy and Management

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Rhee, Mooweon ; Yang, Daegyu ; Yoo, Taeyoung. / National culture and friendship homophily in the multinational workplace. In: Asian Business and Management. 2013 ; Vol. 12, No. 3. pp. 299-320.
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In: Asian Business and Management, Vol. 12, No. 3, 01.07.2013, p. 299-320.

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