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Handbook of Chinese Organizational Behavior

Integrating Theory, Research and Practice Edited by Xu Huang and Michael Harris Bond, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
This comprehensive Handbook explores limitations and challenges arising from attempts to develop indigenous theories and constructs applicable to Chinese social reality. Key contributors integrate the literature in their topic areas, providing directions for pushing forward the frontiers of research into a more culturally sensitive and powerful representation of Chinese organizational behavior. Areas examined include emotional intelligence, creativity and motivation, leadership, team conflicts, trust, power and business ethics. Experienced practitioner input is included.
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Publication Date: 2012
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  • Asian Studies
  • Asian Business
  • Business and Management
  • Asia Business
  • International Business
  • Organisational Behaviour
This state-of-the-art Handbook encompasses theoretical and empirical research on Chinese organizational behavior over the last two decades of its renaissance, with prominent scholars providing critical reviews of empirical studies in Chinese societies on 14 important topics.

This comprehensive Handbook explores limitations and challenges arising from attempts to develop indigenous theories and constructs applicable to Chinese social reality. Key contributors integrate the literature in their topic areas, providing directions for pushing forward the frontiers of research into a more culturally sensitive and powerful representation of Chinese organizational behavior. Areas examined include emotional intelligence, creativity and motivation, leadership, team conflicts, trust, power and business ethics. Experienced practitioner input is included.

Scholars interested in research on international business and Chinese work behaviors and their effective management will find much of value in this compilation. Students of management, including organizational behavior, human resource management, strategic management, and international management will also find information and guidance that will prove invaluable as will practitioners who have business connections in China and other Chinese societies.
‘The book serves us by collecting and examining an enormous amount of organizational studies that address management, leadership, organizational development and psychology. . . Bravo to the ground staff for the enormous amount of preparatory work and guidance they have provided in this volume, enabling and encouraging us to launch out on new explorations.’
– George Simons, Dialogin

‘[T]he Handbook of Chinese Organizational Behavior, edited by Xu Huang and Michael Harris Bond, is among the best books on Chinese organizational behavior that I have read in recent years. It is a timely book, filling the huge gap between management practice and research in Chinese societies.’
– Danny Wedding, PsycCritiques

‘This book is essential study for those travelling in that direction.’
– Romie Frederik Littrell, Journal of International Business
Contributors: S. Aryee, M.H. Bond, P. Cardona, C.C. Chen, N.Y. Chen, X.-P. Chen, Z.X. Chen, F.M.-c. Cheung, M. Chong, W. Fan, R. Fischer, R. Friedman, P.P. Fu, D.N. Henry, S. Hornung, G.-h. Huang, X. Huang, K.-K. Hwang, T.-Y. Kim, S.J. Kulich, J.Y.M. Lai, C.K. Lam, L.W. Lam, D.C.-s. Lau, C. Lee, Y.-t. Lee, K. Leung, W. Li, W. Liu, V.M.-C. Lun, I. Ng, S.B.C. Ng, K. Peng, D.M. Rousseau, Y.F. Shang, P.B. Smith, L.J. Song, D. Tjosvold, A.S. Tsui, S.S. Wen, A. Wong, C.-S. Wong, J. Wu, M. Wu, J. Wuttke, E. Xu, J. Yao, H.H. Zhao, J. Zhou
Contents:

PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. Why We Need this Edited Book Now!
Xu Huang and Michael Harris Bond

PART II: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
2. Theorizing about Chinese Organizational Behavior: The Role of Cultural and Social Forces
Kwok Leung

3. Contextualizing Research in a Modernizing China
Anne S. Tsui

4. Locating Chinese Work Behavior in a Global Perspective
Ronald Fischer

5. A Practitioner’s Perspective on Organizational Behavior in China
Joerg Wuttke

PART III: ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR RESEARCH IN THE CHINESE CONTEXT
6. Chinese Emotional Intelligence
Chi-Sum Wong and Kelly Peng

7. Dirty Work in Chinese Societies
Jennifer Y.M. Lai and Long W. Lam

8. Managing Social Comparison Processes Among Chinese Employees
Catherine K. Lam and Xi Huang

9. Understanding Creativity and Innovation in Chinese Organizations
Lynda Jiwen Song, Junfeng Wu and Jing Zhou

10. Abusive Supervision in Chinese Work Settings
Serene Boon Ching Ng, Zhen Xiong Chen and Samuel Aryee

11. The Romance of Motivational Leadership: How do Chinese Leaders Motivate Employees?
Xu Huang

12. Theory of Cooperation and Competition in Chinese Societies: Accomplishments and Challenges
Dean Tjosvold, Alfred Wong, Nancy Yifeng Chen and Wendong Li

13. Building Teams in Chinese Organizations
Isabel Ng, Yih-teen Lee and Pablo Cardona

14. Ostracism, Chinese Style
Erica Xu and Xu Huang

15. Managing Conflicts in Chinese Societies
Wu Liu and Ray Friedman

16. Enhancing Trust in Chinese Organizations
Shan Shan Wen, Dora Chi-sun Lau and Long W. Lam

17. Forming and Reacting to Judgments of Organizational Justice by Chinese Employees
Tae-Yeol Kim

18. Psychological Contracts of Chinese Employees
Severin Hornung and Denise M. Rousseau

19. Job Insecurity in the Chinese Context: A Critical Review
Guo-hua Huang, Helen Hailin Zhao and Cynthia Lee

PART IV: INDIGENOUS CHINESE WORK BEHAVIORS
20. Chinese Personality and Vocational Behavior
Fanny Mui-ching Cheung, Weiqiao Fan and Jingdan Yao

21. Chinese Work Values and Ethics in Organizational Contexts
Steve J. Kulich and David N. Henry

22. Chinese Guanxi: The Good, the Bad and the Controversial
Xiao-Ping Chen and Chao C. Chen

23. Relational Power in the Chinese Context
Yu Fan Shang, Ping Ping Fu and Melody Chong

24. Paternalistic Leadership: From Here to Where?
Min Wu and Erica Xu

25. Harmonizing Conflicting Views about Harmony in Chinese Culture
Vivian Miu-Chi Lun

26. Social Exchange and Face Dynamism in Confucian Society
Kwang-Kuo Hwang

27. Chinese Management Theories: Indigenous Insights or Lessons for the Wider World?
Peter B. Smith

PART V: CONCLUSION
28. There is Nothing More American than Research on Chinese Organizational Behavior: Into a More Culturally Sensitive Future
Xu Huang and Michael Harris Bond

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