A Guanxi model of Human Resources

Law, S and Jones, S 2009, 'A Guanxi model of Human Resources', Chinese Management Studies, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 313-332.


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Title A Guanxi model of Human Resources
Author(s) Law, S
Jones, S
Year 2009
Journal name Chinese Management Studies
Volume number 3
Issue number 4
Start page 313
End page 332
Total pages 20
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to present a conceptual model of guanxi-oriented human resource management (HRM) appropriate for organisations located in China that wish to maximise knowledge sharing and exchange. The recognised need by Western-based organisations to develop trusting relationships through appropriate HRM approaches presents the setting to introduce the importance of guanxi in Chinese culture. The added complexity for Chinese organisations that employ a diversity of what are termed, in this paper, Conventional and Foreign Educated Chinese and Acculturated and Newly Arrived Expatriates is also presented.
Subject Human Resources Management
Keyword(s) Knowledge management
Human resource management
China
Mindsets
DOI - identifier 10.1108/17506140911007486
Copyright notice Copyright Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN 1750-614X
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