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Title: Cultural influence on management aspects: The experience of the Chinese in Singapore
Authors: Wimalasiri, J. 
Issue Date: 1988
Citation: Wimalasiri, J. (1988). Cultural influence on management aspects: The experience of the Chinese in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Management 5 (3) : 180-196. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A random sample of 306 Singaporean Chinese were interviewed using a structured interview schedule which contained twenty true-to-life situations. The situations were associated with four predetermined value areas: Relational, Temporal, Mannature and Activity. The general value structure of the Chinese in Singapore appears to be as follows: In the Relational area, the values are in the order of collaterality above individualism which in turn is above lineality. In the Temporal area, it is present and/or future above past. Mastery over nature, and harmony with nature subjugation to nature is shown to be the hierarchy in the area of Man-nature. In the Activity area, the value is for doing rather than being. The implications of these value orientations of the Chinese are discussed in relation to organizational behaviour. © 1988 School of Management National University of Singapore.
Source Title: Asia Pacific Journal of Management
ISSN: 02174561
DOI: 10.1007/BF01733153
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