Chinese cooperative behavior

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Chinese people as collectivists have traditionally been considered to be oriented toward relationships and cooperative behavior. They have been found, for example, to be respectful and even conforming in their attempt to avoid aggression. However, research, conducted mostly in the West, suggests that effective cooperation requires the direct expression of views. Recent studies suggest that Chinese people can, especially when they believe they have a quality relationship, also discuss their opposing views to develop integrative solutions. This cooperative behavior should help Chinese organizations operate in the emerging market economy.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2004
Event28th International Congress of Psychology - Chinese Psychological Society, Beijing, China
Duration: 8 Aug 200413 Aug 2004


Conference28th International Congress of Psychology
Abbreviated titleICP2004
OtherThe Chinese Psychology Society
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Bibliographical note

Abstract of presentation is also published in "International Journal of Psychology", 39(5/6), 390.


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