Enterprise culture management in China: Insiders' perspective

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In this paper, I review the history and current practices of enterprise culture management in China from an insider s perspective. Based on a systematic analysis of case study reports on enterprise culture published in the academic and practitioners journals, I analysed how enterprise culture was understood and implemented in organizations of different ownership forms. I also discuss the Chinese characteristics and the influence of Western management techniques in the manifestation of Chinese enterprise culture. I argue that the configuration of Chinese organizational culture is heavily influenced by societal culture, in that there is a relatively heavier focus on relationship management than on performance management, at least based on the rhetoric of the enterprise managers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291 - 314
Number of pages24
JournalManagement and Organization Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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