Empowerment in the manager-employee relationship in Hong Kong : interdependence and controversy

Dean William TJOSVOLD, Chun HUI, S., Kenneth LAW

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    Abstract

    M. Deutsch's (1949) theory of cooperation and competition may be usefully extended to the study of effective, empowering, managerial leadership in Chinese settings. Results of structural equation modeling and other analyses on data collected from interviews of Chinese managers and employees in Hong Kong indicated that cooperative goals contributed to constructive discussion between managers and employees and that such discussions, in turn, resulted in productive work and stronger work relationships. Cooperative goals and constructive controversy also predicted democratic leadership and the power of employees and managers. The results suggest that Chinese and North American managers may operationalize goals and controversy differently.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)624-636
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Social Psychology
    Volume138
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1998

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    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

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