Comparative work values among future managers in China and the USA

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Dr. John Parnell, Belk Chair of Management (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: Work values have been identified as critical variables in the career development process. Many of the problems associated with foreign joint ventures in China over the past two decades have been concerned with employee motivation and retention. Given these concerns, it is important to examine how differences between future managers in China and the USA might be changing over the past decade. This paper considers whether or not there are significant differences in work value among management students in US and Chinese business schools. Utilising Manhardt's work values instrument, US business students were found to be concerned more with competence and growth than Chinese business students, but no differences were found along the factors of comfort and security, and status and independence.

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International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management Vol. 1, No. 2
Language: English
Date: 2008
work values; China; Chinese culture; US culture; Manhardt

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