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Expat Executives Working for Chinese Boss

What cultural tendenciesâ?"both Chinese and Westernâ?"are adversely affecting the expatâ??s working relationship with management in China?

What can the expat do to ease that impact?

What Chinese organizational issues are stressing the expat relationships and how might those be addressed?

Please reference at least 3 sources and note references at end of each citing as well as end of page.

THANK YOU!!!

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What cultural tendenciesâ?"both Chinese and Westernâ?"are adversely affecting the expatâ??s working relationship with management in China?

Chinese management style tends to be both authoritarian and paternalistic. While Western management leans toward the autocratic, team building model. Culturally, there is an unquestioning acceptance of micromanagement and power hoarding by organizational leaders. Subordinates do not question the decisions of their superiors on the organizational chart. Western management styles tend to be too inclusive and this is not comfortable for Chinese subordinates to Western bosses, just as the Authoritarian leadership style of the Chinese bosses results in high turnover of Western employees who feel marginalized by the cultural behaviors of Chinese ...

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Chinese management style tends to be both authoritarian and paternalistic. While Western management leans toward the autocratic, team building model. Culturally, there is an unquestioning acceptance of micromanagement and power hoarding by organizational leaders. Subordinates do not question the decisions of their superiors on the organizational chart. Western management styles tend to be too inclusive and this is not comfortable for Chinese subordinates to Western bosses, just as the Authoritarian leadership style ...

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