Chinese cultural values and workplace behaviour: implications for continued economic growth

Mo, Huan, and Berrell, Mike (2004) Chinese cultural values and workplace behaviour: implications for continued economic growth. In: Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Economics Studies Australia. From: 16th Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Economics Studies Australia, 19-20 July 2004, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

The link between national culture and effective human resource management is well established in the management literature. This paper explores the influence of the Chinese cultural architecture on motivating workplace behaviour. In the face of research, which suggests that ideas about motivation are more complicated in the context of Chinese workplaces, the paper shies away from labelling Chinese workplace behaviour according to a systems-based framework. Therefore, although ideas about collectivism and individualism, for example, help explain workplace behaviour, it is argued that practicality is important in the Chinese context. Notions of practicality and emotion are investigated in terms of motivating Chinese workers in ways that will facilitate intensive economic growth in the coming decade.

Item ID: 14766
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: China; cultural values; workplace behaviour
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2010 04:52
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910499 Management and Productivity not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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