Title

Traditional values for applying abilities and leader effectiveness in China

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Leadership & Organization Development Journal

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Volume

24

Issue

8

First Page

460

Last Page

468

Keywords

Abilities, China, Job commitment, Leadership, Management effectiveness, Organizations

Abstract

Proposes that traditional Chinese values of leader as head can be useful in that they can promote applying abilities for mutual benefit for leadership and employees. A total of 200 managers working in organizations in Shanghai, China, indicated their traditional leadership values and level of applying abilities for mutual benefit with employees. A total of 200 employees working for these managers indicated their applying abilities with their manager and their manager's leader effectiveness and their own job commitment. Applying abilities mediates between leader as head and leader effectiveness. Findings help to clarify that traditional Chinese leadership values involve support and relationship building, not necessarily domination and suppression. These results were interpreted as suggesting that Chinese managers and employees could develop effective leader relationships by strengthening their traditional values and orienting them to promoting applying abilities for mutual benefit.

DOI

10.1108/01437730310505894

Print ISSN

01437739

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2003, MCB UP Limited. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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Recommended Citation

Tjosvold, D., Yu, Z.‐y., & Liu, H. (2003). Traditional values for applying abilities and leader effectiveness in China. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 24(8), 460-468. doi: 10.1108/01437730310505894

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