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A theoretical comparison of US and Chinese culture and implications for human resource theory and practice

Baiyin Yang, De Zhang

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2003, vol. 3, issue 4, 338-358

Abstract: This paper proposes a theoretical framework of cross-culture study in organisational behaviour. The framework is then used to compare US and Chinese human resource theory and practice. Chinese managerial philosophy is featured as being centred on social morality, while US managerial philosophy is characterised as technical rationality. Traditional Chinese human resource practice is ruled by human beings while US human resource practice tends to be ruled by law.

Keywords: cross-cultural study; human resource theory; China; USA. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003
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