Comparative work values among future managers in China and the USA
by John A. Parnell, Qing Tian, Alexander Nai-Chi Chen, Ting Yu
International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management (IJCCM), Vol. 1, No. 2, 2008

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.

Online publication date: Sun, 17-Feb-2008

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