Title

Collectivist team values for Korean-Chinese co-worker relationships and job performance

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

International Journal of Intercultural Relations

Publication Date

9-1-2010

Volume

34

Issue

5

First Page

475

Last Page

481

Keywords

Co-worker relationships, Job performance, Team values

Abstract

The global marketplace increasingly demands that culturally diverse people work together but studies have documented important barriers to cross-cultural relationships. Researchers have argued the need to study cross-cultural interaction directly in order to develop knowledge that diverse people can use to overcome obstacles and work productively. This study proposes and findings support the theorizing that collectivist values promote quality co-worker relationships and that quality relationships facilitate employee job performance and confidence in future collaboration. Results suggest that collectivist values can be an important basis for Korean and Chinese employees to develop a common platform where they help each other work productively across cultural boundaries.

DOI

10.1016/j.ijintrel.2009.09.005

Print ISSN

01471767

E-ISSN

18737552

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Ltd

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Recommended Citation

Chen, Y., Tjosvold, D., & Pan, Y. (2010). Collectivist team values for Korean-Chinese co-worker relationships and job performance. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34(5), 475-481. doi: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2009.09.005