Organizational culture in Asian societies

Wang, Pengji, Wong, Caroline Yook Ling, Eijdenberg, Emiel L., Bradshaw, Adrian, and Tang, Chun Meng (2023) Organizational culture in Asian societies. In: Ng, Eddy S., Ramsay, Jonathan E., Thirumaran, K., and Wood, Jacob, (eds.) Elgar Companion to Managing People Across the Asia-Pacific: An Organizational Psychology Approach. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 250-268.

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The West and the East have always differed significantly on the individualism-collectivism scale. The West has traditionally been characterized by individualism, while the East has been shaped by collectivism. Today’s young generation of employees in Asia are becoming more individualistic due to changes and influences brought about by economic development and globalization. Such individualism has been demonstrated by young people’s consumption patterns and lifestyles, amongst others, in mainland Japan and China. However, to what extent is such a transformation prevalent in Asia and what is its impact on organizational culture? This study seeks to address these questions by reviewing relevant theoretical and empirical literature and examining the gradual change from collectivism to individualism among young people in Japan and China today and the impact of such change on organizational culture. This study contributes to building a better understanding of the changing behavior in the organizational settings of Asian companies.

Item ID: 81437
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9781802202250
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Copyright Information: © Eddy S. Ng, Jonathan E. Ramsay, K. Thirumaran and Jacob Wood 2023
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2024 00:18
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350710 Organisational behaviour @ 100%
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