East Asian Business in the New World

East Asian Business in the New World

Helping Old Economies Revitalize
2016, Pages 133-149
East Asian Business in the New World

Chapter 10 - Human Resource Management in East Asia: Should You Speak Out During Company Meetings?*

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Compared to their counterpart in the West, business leaders in Asia are more authoritarian and use more personal relationships to govern. This chapter discusses the cost and benefit of relation-based management in comparison with the rule-based management practiced in the United States. It highlights four scenarios of working relations between managers and employees in a rule-based and a relation-based environment, and offers strategies to deal with each scenario.

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Adopted from Li, S. (2009a). Managing international business in relation-based versus rule-based countries. New York, NY: Business Expert Press.

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