Distance in International Business Research: A Commentary

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We find that the recommendations that Beugelsdijk, Ambos and Nell (Journal of International Business Studies 49 (9): 1113–1137, 2018) make about Mahalanobis distance correction are useful not only in the analysis of multiple pairs of home and host countries as in their paper, but also when measuring distance against a single country. By testing different culture dimensions, we further support their idea that the selection of the culture framework has important consequences, and even more so in studies with a single reference home or host country.


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  1. 1.Aarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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