Management in the 1990s: A comparative study of women managers in China and Hong Kong

Vincent W S CHOW, Vivienne W.m. Luk

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    Examines the managerial attitude of women managers in China and Hong Kong. Measures particularly their preference of managerial practices and identifies the key job motivators, vital management skills, and reasons for job promotion. Data were collected by a questionnaire survey method and the results reveal that the general practices of managers in China are not as mature as those in Hong Kong. In job motivation, findings show that Hong Kong women managers view their jobs in terms of career development, whereas the Chinese respondents seek immediate monetary reward. The mutually exclusive findings regarding management skills between these two groups are that Hong Kong managers concentrate on planning and Chinese managers concentrate on directing. However, results disclose that the reasons for job promotion for both groups are similar. In management practices, Hong Kong managers are more assertive than their Chinese counterparts.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)24-36
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Managerial Psychology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1996

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Social Psychology
    • Applied Psychology
    • Management Science and Operations Research
    • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

    User-Defined Keywords

    • China
    • Gender
    • Hong Kong
    • Management


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