Exploring differences in managerial values : a cross-national study of chinese managers in China, America and Singapore.
Ng, Kooi Fong.
Date of Issue2000
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)
This study seeks to investigate the personal value systems of Chinese managers across three nations - the Peoples' Republic of China (PRC), the United States of America (USA) and Republic of Singapore. Four Western-developed measures (namely Machiavellianism, dogmatism, locus of control, intolerance of ambiguity) and the four dimensions of the Eastern-developed Chinese Value Survey (namely Integration, Confucian dynamism, human-heartedness and moral discipline) were the measures used to operationalize this investigation. It is therefore suggested that environmental factors act as a moderating role, which adjusts the cultural impact in the formation of the manager's personal value systems. In addition, the often clustering of the Chinese culture-based countries due to their cultural homogeneity is inappropriate.
Nanyang Technological University