Title

Shadow management in Japanese companies in Hong Kong

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources

Publication Date

1996

Volume

34

Issue

1

First Page

95

Last Page

110

Abstract

An investigation of white-collar employees in Japanese service companies in Hong Kong reveals that shadow management exists in them. This study attempts to identify the structural sources of, and the mechanisms that per petuate that shadow management. The results of the findings show that the shadow management is represented in a form of dual employment structure: Japanese expatriates dominate the primary sector, and local employees the secondary sector of the labour market. This dual employment structure helps explain the existence and persistence of conflicts between Japanese expatriate managers and local employees in these organizations.

DOI

10.1177/103841119603400106

Print ISSN

10384111

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Wong, M. M.L. (1996), Shadow Management in Japanese Companies in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 34: 95–110. doi: 10.1177/103841119603400106