I find attempting to cluster societal cultures to be a fallacy, with unresolvable method variance, see: CCCC WP 2013.2: Citation: Littrell, Romie F. (2012). Clustering national cultures: A fallacy, or not, or not always? Proceedings Academy of International Business 2012 Annual Meeting (online), Washington, DC, USA, June 30-July 3, 2012, East Lansing, MI, USA: MSU-CIBER & Eli Brad College of Business at Michigan State University. Also available as working paper CCCC WP 2013.2 at http://crossculturalcentre.homestead.com/WorkingPapers.html 2013 conference: http://leadershipinrussia.homestead.com/ Romie Frederick Littrell, PhD, FIAIR Associate Professor of International Business Editor, AIB Insights; International Management Area Editor, International Journal of Emerging Markets AUT Business School Tel. extension 5805, Mail stop B-31 ________________________________ From: Nnamdi Madichie <[log in to unmask]> To: [log in to unmask] Sent: Thursday, 16 May 2013 12:57 AM Subject: [AIB-L] Griffin & Pustay Dear Colleagues, I was going to use the subject "Just when you thought they weren't paying attention," but decided against it. My normally detached students have brought up, at different times in the last week, some serious flaw in what many see as a key IB text - i.e. Griffin, R., and Pustay, M. (2013) International Business. Harlow, England: Pearson. Global Edition. The key contention relates to Map 4.4 entitled "A synthesis of country clusters" (see p. 126) where Arab Clusters included both Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates. Surprise, surprise, Qatar was clearly left out. Just after class today, another student suggested that Griffin and Pustay might have lifted the clustering without checking the facts, from Ronen and Shenkar (1985) paper in the Academy of Management Review, Vol. 10(3) where upon checking this out I quite agreed because the evidence is on p. 445 of this seminal article. I need to get back to my students after your responses have been received. Cheers, Nnamdi _________________________________________________________________ "Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter" - Achebe (R.I.P.) Read my papers for free: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=962279 ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list. ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.