However the epidemiological strategy chosen does have some limitations, which may influence the quality of the results. Non-German managers may be subject to shocks (language, discrimination), which could make them deviate from their traditional behaviour. Furthermore, culture is socially constructed: to be replicated, the behaviour may require the incentives provided by larger social body such as their corporate environment. Furthermore, expatriates working abroad may not necessarily be a representative sample of their homecountry’s population. Finally, as time passes the non-German managers will assimilate to the German culture and the force of the original culture will be weakened.
The epidemiological strategy has its own set of problems. Immigrants may be subject to many shocks (language, discrimination, greater uncertainty, etc.) which could cause them to deviate from their traditional behavior. Culture, furthermore, is socially constructed: to be replicated, the behavior may require the incentives provided by a larger social body such as a neighborhood, school, or ethnic network. Furthermore, immigrants are unlikely to be a representative sample of their home-country’s population. [...] Lastly, over time, assimilation to the dominant culture will presumably weaken the force of the original culture.
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