Perceptions of Decision-Making in Western Australian Iron Ore Companies Dealing with Chinese Companies
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Decision making in Western Australia’s iron ore companies dealing with Chinese companies is vital for long-term relationship. In-depth qualitative interviews with 31 participants at senior management and executive level provide “lived” insights and “multi-realities” of decision making. Significant differences exist in terms of decision frameworks: collective, individual and hierarchical. The data points to a guanxi concentric circles model and the nuances of contract. An Emergent Decision Making Model is proposed to improve decision making processes.
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