This paper explores the extent that local Chinese managers working in MNEs in China have adopted Western HR values. The study involves the use of repertory grid interviews with thirty-six local Chinese managers. The interviewees reflected a high level of assimilation and internalisation of many Western HRM values. However, they also retained some traditional values as well suggesting the development of hybridisation path instead of a simple convergence with or divergence from the Western model. An important characteristic of this hybrid model is the co-existence of paradoxical values from Western HRM and Chinese people management.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 11th IHRM Conference 2010|
|Subtitle of host publication||emergence of new economic powers : management of human resources in the challenging global context|
|Place of Publication||UK|
|Publisher||Aston Business School|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||International Human Resource Management Conference (11th : 2010) - Birmingham, UK|
Duration: 9 Jun 2010 → 12 Jun 2010
|Conference||International Human Resource Management Conference (11th : 2010)|
|Period||9/06/10 → 12/06/10|
- Chinese HRM
- repertory grid
Li, S., & Nesbit, P. L. (2010). An Exploration of the HR values of Chinese managers working in western multinational enterprises in China: convergence or divergence of values? In Proceedings of the 11th IHRM Conference 2010: emergence of new economic powers : management of human resources in the challenging global context (pp. 1-26). UK: Aston Business School.