The leadership relationship in Hong Kong : Power, interdependence, and controversy

Dean William TJOSVOLD, Chun HUI, Kenneth S. LAW

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Abstract

Deutsch's theory of cooperation and competition may be usefully extended to understanding effective, empowering leadership in Chinese settings. Results f structural equation modeling and other analyses on data collected from interviews of leaders and employees in Hong Kong indicate that cooperative goals contributed to constructive discussion between leaders and employees which in turn resulted in productive work and stronger work relationships. Cooperative goals and constructive controversy also predicted to democratic leadership and to the power of employees and leaders. These results do not argue that Chinese and North Americans lead in a highly similar manner, for how these groups operationalize the theory may differ significantly. Cooperation theory may have the potential for managers and employees to use even in cross-cultural settings to promote effective leadership and work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Asian Social Psychology
EditorsKwok LEUNG, Unchol KIM, Susumu YAMAGUCHI, Yoshihisa KASHIMA
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Inc.
Chapter18
Pages295 - 310
Number of pages16
Volume1
ISBN (Print)0471248657
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventThe Inaugural Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology - Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 21 Jun 199523 Jun 1995

Conference

ConferenceThe Inaugural Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period21/06/9523/06/95
OtherAsian Association of Social Psychology

Bibliographical note

Paper presented at the First Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology (June 1995)

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