Decision Making Delegation: Implications for Chinese Managers' Performance and Satisfaction

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Bakalis, Steve, Joiner, Therese A and Zie, Zhou (2007) Decision Making Delegation: Implications for Chinese Managers' Performance and Satisfaction. International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management, 7 (3/4). pp. 286-299. ISSN 1465-6612


In many Western organisations, decision-making delegation is an important management process contributing to organisational effectiveness. We examine whether the delegation process is equally effective in Chinese organisations given the difference in cultural values between Chinese and Western cultures (where most management research originates). Using a sample of Chinese managers the findings of our study suggest that delegation is positively associated with performance and job/supervisor satisfaction, however, as the work context becomes more uncertain, Chinese managers report experiencing diminished delegated responsibility. These finding have implications for human resource development and training in the international arena.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1504/IJHRDM.2007.017135
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > SEO Classification > 9103 International Trade
Keywords ResPubID12922, delegation, performance, job satisfaction, supervisor satisfaction, Chinese values, decision making, China, cultural values, human resources development, HRD, training, uncertainty.
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