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China's Economy

Can someone please help me with the following questions?

As Chinaâ??s economy takes off itâ??s becoming increasingly common for third-party expats to work in country directly for Chinese firms (as opposed to working for an MNC with operations in China). But the transition is not always easy. HR managers and recruiters have observed higher than expected resignation rates, and often in the first year of service.

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 the fact set provided via the link above. (Source: http://www.knowledgeatwharton.com.cn/index.cfm?fa=viewArticle&articleID=2219

You may also reference business periodicals and/or academic journals available at the library. please cite all references used..thanks

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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 ...

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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 ...

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