Title: Leadership effectiveness in the Chinese enterprises: the roles of Chinese leadership and employee's individual orientation

Authors: Zhenjiao Chen, Xi Zhang, Ding-Tao Zhao

Addresses: USTC-CityU Joint Research Center, USTC Suzhou Institute for Advanced Study, Suzhou, PR China. ' USTC-CityU Joint Research Center, USTC Suzhou Institute for Advanced Study, Suzhou, PR China. ' University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, PR China

Abstract: Chinese leadership literature had documented that employees| compliance interacts with Chinese traditional leadership in determining employee|s effectiveness. However, previous studies reported inconsistent findings on this interaction effect. The present study extended past research by illustrating that the interaction effect of Chinese traditional leadership and compliance is dependent on the employee|s individual relationship orientation. The results show that Chinese traditional leadership × compliance × relationship orientation has a significant interaction in the prediction of employees| job performance. The theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Keywords: authoritarian leadership; compliance; guanxi orientation; supervisor-rated job performance; China; leadership effectiveness; employee performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCCM.2008.019595

International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management, 2008 Vol.1 No.3, pp.343 - 358

Available online: 17 Jul 2008 *

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