Motivating Employees in China: Theories and Applications
Xiao-Ying Lai, Jing Zeng
Available Online June 2014.
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- Chinese employees, Chinese culture, Motivation, Suggestions.
- Based on the western classic views and models concerning with motivation, this paper focuses on the goal-directed drive within an employee in multinational corporations (MNCs) with the background of the Chinese cultural traditions and era characteristics. Four suggestions on how to motivate Chinese employees in MNCs are made in details, which include properly taking into consideration both competency and loyalty in assessment and promotion, balancing the interests and costs of the employer with the expectations of employees, emphasizing both efficiency and equity of compensation, giving necessary supervision while showing respect to the employees. Implications for motivating the employees during the period of transition in China are also discussed.
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- This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.
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TY - CONF AU - Xiao-Ying Lai AU - Jing Zeng PY - 2014/06 DA - 2014/06 TI - Motivating Employees in China: Theories and Applications PB - Atlantis Press SP - 773 EP - 777 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/msmi-14.2014.137 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/msmi-14.2014.137 ID - Lai2014/06 ER -