Integrative and distributive negotiation strategies are a key paradigm of practice, teaching, and research. Are these US-formulated negotiation prototypes valid in the rest of the world? Adopting a cross-cultural view, we analyze a sample of 214 foreigners who detailed the negotiation behavior they faced in Italy (134) and in the United States (80). Implementing latent class analysis, we identify three clusters of negotiation prototypes. Our findings show how the Country is clearly a predictor for cluster membership, and peculiar cultural traits of the two groups contribute to explain the differences in negotiation strategies. Three prototypes emerged: a typically distributive, an emotional integrative (mostly Italian), and an impersonal integrative (mostly American). Results show how the handling of emotions is a crucial part of the interaction for Italian negotiators, regardless of their orientation towards negotiation strategies, implying a cultural influence toward emotions in negotiations.

Academy of Management, Mexico, Advancing Management Research in Latin America. (Paper) Academy of Management. Meet the editors panel. BALAS Bogotá. Paper
Incae Business School

Ogliastri, E, Benetti, S., & Caputo, A. (2020). Distributive/Integrative Negotiation Strategies in Cross-Cultural Contexts: A Comparative Study of the USA and Italy. Presented at the Academy of Management, Mexico, Advancing Management Research in Latin America. (Paper) Academy of Management. Meet the editors panel. BALAS Bogotá. Paper.