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: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of International Business Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/aacsb/disciplinebasedresearch
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 55572
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Jul 2012 09:26
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2020 01:47
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55572

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