Cross-cultural leadership : goal interdependence and leader-member relations in foreign ventures in China

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Abstract

Cross-cultural leadership may be particularly challenging, as there are significant barriers to developing an effective relationship between managers and employees. Two hundred and thirty Chinese employees from various industries in Chinese Mainland were surveyed on their relationship with their American, Asian, and Chinese managers. Results, including structural equation analyses, support the hypotheses that cooperative, but not competitive or independent, goals help employees and their foreign managers develop a quality leader-member exchange relationship, which in turn improve leader effectiveness, employee commitment, and future collaboration. Cooperative goals may be an important way to overcome obstacles and develop an effective leader relationship within and across cultural boundaries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-439
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of International Management
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005

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Goal interdependence
Cross-cultural leadership
Venture
Employees
China
Managers
Employee commitment
Exchange relationships
Chinese managers
Asian Americans
Industry
Leader-member exchange
Structural equations

Keywords

  • Cross-cultural leadership
  • Goal interdependence
  • Leader-member relationships

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