Title: Organisational culture and shared leadership in Chinese enterprises

Authors: Cong Xu

Addresses: Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8306, Japan

Abstract: The current study investigates the relationship between performance-based organisational culture (i.e., innovation-oriented culture, outcome-oriented culture, and detail-oriented culture) and three dimensions of shared leadership (i.e., collective-achievement leadership, mutual-engagement leadership, and cohesive-support leadership). Multiple regression results based on the data obtained from 12 Chinese firms demonstrated that innovation-oriented culture was significantly related to collective-achievement leadership and cohesive-support leadership; outcome-oriented culture was significantly related to mutual-engagement leadership and cohesive-support leadership; and attention to detail was significantly related to mutual-engagement leadership. It was also hypothesised that there would be moderating effects of firm ownership and location in Chinese markets. However, the moderating effects were not as strong as expected. The results provide novel insights into theories and practise of shared leadership and organisational culture in China.

Keywords: shared leadership; organisational culture; Chinese markets; firm ownership; firm location.

DOI: 10.1504/AJMSA.2021.120426

Asian Journal of Management Science and Applications, 2021 Vol.6 No.2, pp.109 - 133

Received: 12 Feb 2021
Accepted: 08 Jun 2021

Published online: 19 Jan 2022 *

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