Title

Conflict management for government and businesses to share effective practices in China

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Group and Organization Management

Publication Date

8-1-2011

Volume

36

Issue

5

First Page

597

Last Page

629

Keywords

cooperative and competitive approaches to conflict, interorganizational trust, sharing effective practices, industry development

Abstract

Governments and businesses are increasingly forming partnerships to further common purposes and learn from each other. However, they are apt to have considerable conflict as they have diverse interests and perspectives. Findings from 119 pairs of government officials and business managers support the theorizing that the cooperative approach to conflict, but not the competitive approach, contributes to successful government–business partnerships in China. Specifically, structural equation analyses support the model that the cooperative approach to conflict fosters interorganizational trust and the sharing of effective practices that in turn result in effective partnerships and industry development.

DOI

10.1177/1059601111416233

Print ISSN

10596011

E-ISSN

15523993

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Recommended Citation

Wong, A., Wei, L., & Tjosvold, D. (2011). Conflict management for government and businesses to share effective practices in China. Group & Organization Management, 36(5), 597-629. doi: 10.1177/1059601111416233