Title

Production and people values : their impact on relationships and leader effectiveness in China

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Leadership & Organization Development Journal

Publication Date

1-1-2002

Volume

23

Issue

3

First Page

134

Last Page

144

Keywords

Effectiveness, Employees, Leadership, Productivity

Abstract

Productivity and people maintenance values have traditionally been considered to contribute to leader effectiveness but the dynamics by which they have their effects have not been clarified. This study proposes that cooperative and competitive goal interdependence mediates the relationship between these values and outcomes. Working in organizations in Shanghai, China, 103 managers indicated their productivity and people values and 206 employees indicated their goal interdependence, leader effectiveness, and their commitment. Structural equation analysis suggested that productivity and people maintenance values affect goal interdependence which in turn results in leader effectiveness and employee commitment. Findings refine the theorizing by suggesting that leader values reduce competitive and independent goals but may not themselves strengthen cooperative goals. Results also suggest that leader values may directly induce employee commitment. The study's findings and previous research were interpreted as suggesting that productivity and people values coupled with cooperative goals provide a foundation for effective leadership.

DOI

10.1108/01437730210424075

Print ISSN

01437739

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2002, MCB UP Limited. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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Language

English

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