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Cross-cultural variations in climate for autonomy, stress and organizational productivity relationships:A comparison of Chinese and UK manufacturing organizations

Hirst, Giles and Budhwar, Pawan and Cooper, Brian K and West, Michael and Long, Chen and Chongyuan, Xu and Shipton, Helen (2008) Cross-cultural variations in climate for autonomy, stress and organizational productivity relationships:A comparison of Chinese and UK manufacturing organizations. Journal of International Business Studies, 39 (8). pp. 1343-1358. ISSN 0047-2506

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    Abstract

    Cross-cultural researchers have questioned the extent to which European– American management practices can be transported to major markets in Asia, such as the People’s Republic of China. Applying employee involvement theory, we examined the relationships between climate for autonomy, work demands climate, employee stress and organizational productivity in a crossnational study of 51 UK and 104 Chinese manufacturing organizations. We predicted and found that climate for autonomy was positively and negatively related to stress in the Chinese and UK contexts, respectively. The interaction of climate for autonomy and work demands climate was significant: climate for autonomy was positively related to organizational productivity only when work demands climate was low.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of International Business Studies
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cross-cultural research/measurement issues ; Asia ; multilevel analysis ; productivity ; organizational climate
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Centre for Performance-Led HR
    ID Code: 55572
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 09 Jul 2012 10:26
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 19 Dec 2013 16:32
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55572

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