The Mainland Chinese Managerial Behaviors and Assumptions since the Economic Reform: The Literature Review and Research Proposition

Jose Wong, Siew-Huat Kong
2014 Open Journal of Business and Management  
China is a country that does not stand still. The nation has been on the move since the launch of her reform and opening-up policy in China some 30 years ago. From the infrastructural projects to the look of her people, there is no doubt that great change is taking place. Many entertain the hope that the change this time is for real: China will come out in this process a different country. Some even venture to propose that "China Model" has appeared as a challenge to "Washington Consensus".
more » ... ton Consensus". What about the world of Chinese managers? What changes of Chinese managerial styles did we find in these years? This study will attempt to answer these questions as it tries to ascertain the key driver of this managerial style-the managerial assumptions of the Chinese managers. This analysis will attempt to sketch a Chinese managerial style and propose a set of assumptions that could be shaping this style. The different sources of influence that have come to shape the Chinese managerial assumptions since China launched her economic reform in 1978 would be of particular interest in this adventure. Accordingly, several propositions of Chinese managerial assumptions will be suggested for future research.
doi:10.4236/ojbm.2014.21005 fatcat:spdz7cm43zemfml3sxtorqcgee