Using Chinese managerial values to win the war for talent

Nandani Lynton (First Author), Schon Beechler (Participant Author)

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China's rising importance as an economic and political power makes it crucial for Western business to understand what drives Chinese managers and leaders. For foreign investors in China, this is even more important as they compete for increasingly scarce managerial talent. This contribution uses original research, including in-depth interview and survey data, to examine the values of two generations of Chinese business managers. We use these data to help understand employees' motivations and how multinational corporations (MNCs) can more effectively design human resource management systems to attract, retain and leverage talent in China. The piece concludes by suggesting successful strategies for attracting, managing and retaining staff in MNCs in China and winning the war for talent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-585
JournalAsia Pacific Business Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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  • Chinese management values
  • Schwartz Values Survey
  • inter-generational values
  • multinationals in China
  • talent strategies
  • war for talent

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  • ABDC-B
  • Scopus
  • SSCI


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