Title: Does Confucius have a say in management today? Empirical evidence from Asia and Europe
Authors: Balázs Vaszkun; Sára Koczkás; Tseren Ganbaatar; Kuo Chi-Hsien; Yanghang Yu; Yuan Yao; Balázs Sárvári; Munkhbat Orolmaa
Addresses: Institute of Management, Far East Management Research Centre, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest 1093, Hungary ' Institute of Management, Far East Management Research Centre, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest 1093, Hungary ' National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia ' Waseda University, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan ' School of Public Finance and Management, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, Kunming, China ' EM Strasbourg Business School, Strasbourg, France; Aix-Marseille University, France ' Department of Economics, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary ' National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to assess whether Confucianism impacts the personality and behaviour of Chinese managers. We made a comparison between the findings of existing literature on Confucian management, the concepts of the Analects concerning leadership, and the results of empirical data collected from 30 participants. Data obtained from Chinese managers was compared with that from a control group consisting of managers of European and Asian origin. The methodology and findings enabled us to discover subtle differences between the concepts of Confucianism, as formulated in the Analects, and Chinese and Western business leaders' management practices.
Keywords: innovative performance; firm-level cultural intelligence; multinational enterprises; mircro-foundations of firm performance; country of origin.
European Journal of International Management, 2022 Vol.17 No.2/3, pp.198 - 221
Received: 15 Nov 2018
Accepted: 08 Dec 2019
Published online: 04 Feb 2022 *